Malaysia floods: Residents have only drain water to clean homes

Malaysia floods: Residents have only drain water to clean homes

SUNGAI SIPUT - There is water everywhere but villagers returning home from the evacuation centres to clean up their houses have only drain water to rely on.

"There is no water supply as it, along with the electricity, have been cut off due to the floods," said a 55-year-old rubber seller, who wished to be known only as Lee.

"The floodwaters was about 2.4m high and a lot of the furniture, goods and the weighing machine in my shop are now useless," added the villager from Lintang near here.

"The weather has still not shown any sign of improving. The people here are worried that the area will flood again," she said.

Lee said rain had not stopped since Tues­­day and although the water levels had receded, many areas continue to be flooded.

A check by The Star in the evening showed the drains had begun to swell again.

Kampung Lintang villager Mohd Fadzil Mat Taib, 45, said he stayed at the local community hall for two nights before returning home on Thursday.

"Only some clothes could be salvaged," he said, moaning that his household furniture were either a total loss or damaged. "With the rain continuing, it is hard to say what may happen next."

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