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Timeline of Penang floods and landslides

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The following is a chronology of floods and landslides that have taken place in Penang in the last year:

Oct 14, 2016 - A section of Jalan Lembah Permai-Mount Erskine in Tanjung Bungah collapses and has to be closed, while a house about 50 metres from the site is forced to be vacated by the authorities.

Oct 29, 2016 - During Deepavali celebration, hundreds of houses, including a village near Kampung Melayu Air Itam are inundated following a heavy afternoon downpour in Penang.

Oct 29, 2016 - Nine people are trapped in a temple and a car near to a landslide in Air Itam, due to a three-hour heavy downpour in the area.

The incident occurs on the road heading towards the Air Itam Dam near a Buddhist temple.

Nov 1, 2016 - Three days after flash floods hit George Town, more than 100 houses are inundated during a flash flood in Batu Maung.

Nov 7, 2016 - Flash floods occur in Penang again, with several landslides in the city, one week after the Deepavali floods.

The main road connecting the city centre and Teluk Bahang is closed to all traffic due to a landslide in Jalan Ujung Batu, Teluk Bahang.

Sept 15, 2017 - Heavy downpour since 3am causes flash floods in George Town in five districts in the state.

Sept 21, 2017 - Penang is hit by flash floods yet again and a heavy downpour causes landslides and uprooted trees in Jalan Tun Sardon-Jalan Bukit Baru, Paya Terubong, which blocks the main road leading to Balik Pulau and George Town.

Oct 21, 2017 - A landslide occurs at a construction site in Lengkok Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah about 8.57am.

The incident causes 14 victims believed to be buried beneath the debris, and so far three construction workers have died.

- Bernama

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