Floods Northern Malaysia

November 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

The northern region of Malaysia has just experienced a wet spell, resulting in severe floods in several areas of Kedah and Perlis. These floods have caused certain services to be disrupted, so those with travel plans to the northern region or to Thailand are advised to check whether they are affected by the disruption.

The following is a list of services that have been affected by the flood:

  • The North-South Expressway – The highway between Alor Setar Utara (North Alor Setar) Exit and Jitra Utara (North Jitra) is closed till further notice.
  • KTMB Railway – Train service to the northern states of Kedah and Perlis, including trains to Thailand have been suspended till further notice. All trains north currently end at Butterworth station.
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar – The airport is closed to all flights until further notice.

The following is a list of of flood hit areas in Perlis and Kedah:

Perlis

Districts

  • Padang Besar (more than 10 villages)
  • Arau (about 14)
  • Kangar Road (seven)

Road closures

  • Padang Besar – Jalan Kubang, Jalan Tasoh, Jalan Sahabat, Jalan Kampung Paya, Jalan Alor Sena
  • Arau – Jalan Batas Liku, Jalan Arau-Kangar, Jalan Kubang Gajah, Jalan Guar Syed Alwi
  • Kangar – Jalan Masjid Putra, Jalan Kangar-Arau

Villages

  • Tambun Tulang
  • Kampung Bakau
  • Sungai Bakong
  • Bintong
  • Mata Ayer
  • Jejawi
  • Kubang Gajah
  • Padang Katong
Kedah

Districts

  • Kubang Pasu (36 villages)
  • Padang Terap (39 villages)
  • Kota Setar (16 villages)
  • Pokok Sena (Seven villages)

Road closures

  • Kubang Pasu – Jalan Pauh-Changlun, Jalan Bukit Wang-Malau, Jalan Jitra-Kelubi, Jalan Jitra-Kodiang, Jalan Kampung Betung-Kampung Kanyau, Jalan Kampung Darat-Kampung Belihal, Jalan Jitra-Bukit Wang, Batu 4 Jalan Changlun-Kodiang, KM28 of the North-South Expressway (near Jitra), KM10.2 North-South Expressway (near Changlun), Jalan Ulu Pauh-Changlun, Jalan Tanah Merah-Wang Tepuh, Jalan Jitra-Bukit Wang
  • Padang Terap – Jalan Kuala Nerang-Padang Sanai, Simpang Jelutung, Jalaan Semilang, Jalan Kampung Rambutan-Kuala Kajai, Jalan Kilang Gula Padang Terap-Kampung Pokka, Jalan Kampung Banggol-Padang Sanai, Jalan Kampung Padang Cenderai-Kampung Baru Ladang, Jalan Kampung Tanjung Kiri-Kampung Tanjung Kanan, Jalan Kampung Tualak, Jalan Kampung Kubu

Villages

  • Kubang Pasu: Pekan Jitra, Pekan Changlun, Taman Pulasan, Kampung Tanjung Pauh, Taman Osman Aroff, Kampung Kerengis Kota Giam, Taman Chempaka, Kampung Darat, Kampung Lahar
  • Padang Terap: Kampung Tanjung, Kampung Labi, Kampung Kuala Janing, Kampung Bendang Raja, Padang Sanai, Kampung Mani A, Kampung Mani B, Felcra Belimbing Tualak, Kampung Pokka, Kampung Tanjung Kiri
  • Pokok Sena: Kampung Bukit, Kampung Baru, Kampung Derang, Kampung Permatang Limau, Kampung Seberang Jaya, Kampung Empa, Kampung Bukit Hijau
  • Kota Setar: Alor Senjaya, Kampung Alor Perang, Kampung Hujung Alor Merah, Kampung Gunung Keriang, Kampung Alor Melintang, Kampung Sungai Pasir, Kampung Bukit Pinang, Kampung Batu Lima, Kampung Alor Gunung, Simpang Empat Sungai Baru Alor Gonchar

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