GEORGE TOWN, Sept 2 – Heavy rain early this morning at 3am had caused several areas in Bayan Baru and Sungai Ara on Penang island were flooded. Thousands of people were late for work. The worst affected areas is Jalan Mayang Pasir in Bayan Baru where the water rose to the shin level.
A few cars were reportedly stalled during the morning rush hour. State Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said heavy rains were reported in Teluk Bahang while the water level at Sungai Pinang has breached the critical level but no floods were reported.