Flash floods strike several areas in KL

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Flash floods were reported to have struck several areas of the federal capital this afternoon following heavy rains.

Floodwaters have inundated several roads in the city centre as of 4pm on Monday (March 7), according to the Integrated Transport Information System (Itis).

Itis, a service by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, in a statement on its Facebook page said floodwaters were detected at tunnels in front of the Tabung Haji building and Jalan Chan Sow Lin.

It also raised alerts for Jalan Pudu, Jalan Sri Pemaisuri, Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Pahang as of 3.50pm today.

Meanwhile, a video is circulating online showing cars being trapped in water in Jalan Kuchai Lama, what is believed to be from the North Pantai Expressway heading towards Sungai Besi.

Another video showed floodwater in Pudu, although vehicles were still able to pass through.

But in another video, presumably showing another part of Pudu, showed a police car stuck in the water.

As of 4.45pm, the water level in the capital city has been categorised as dangerous.

Rivers that exceeded the warning level were Sungai Batu in Sentul, Sungai Klang at the Sulaiman Bridge Lebuh Pasar, and Sungai Gombak at Jalan Parlimen, while Sungai Gombak at Jalan Tun Razak has exceeded the danger level.

The meteorological department has also forecast bad weather from March 7 to 13, with thunderstorms expected in several areas in the west part of the peninsula, as well as Sabah and Sarawak.