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Violent Storm In Penang Causes Major Damage & Motorcyclists To Seek Shelter On Penang Bridge

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Source: Oriental Daily

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Mother nature is indeed scary. Yesterday evening (8 February), a violent storm had hit several parts of Penang and caused some major damage.

Trees had fallen and roofs were ripped off when the storm and strong winds hit the island around 5pm. The hawker center next to the Sri Derima HDB flat in Newport suffered the same fate when the entire zinc awning overturned, hitting several cars and motorcycles parked next to it, causing a mess at the scene.

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In the meantime, the fallen tree incidents that happened in Zaina Abidin Road, Tenggu Road, Penang Hill and Tanjung Bunga had smashed some leisure stone tables and chairs as well as crushed telephone cables.

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On the other hand, the Penang Bridge was also affected by the strong winds forcing a large number of motorcyclists on the bridge to stop by the bridge and seek shelter. The storm only stopped after about an hour and fortunately, no deaths were reported.

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The Penang Island City Hall, Fire Department and Civil Defence Force have dispatched their personnel to various areas to carry out clean-up works.

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According to their Facebook account, they have advised the people to be careful while being outdoors especially under these weathers, as well as to keep an eye on their family members.

You can watch the full video of the freak storm in Penang below.

槟岛狂风暴雨来袭 树倒锌板飞压毁车

【槟岛狂风暴雨来袭 树倒锌板飞压毁车】槟岛今午突然下起狂风暴雨,多个地区发生树倒、锌板被刮起、遮棚倒下事件。另外,在槟城大桥上行驶的摩哆,相信是担心风势太强,被迫停在一旁避难。这场暴风雨于週二下午约4时许,席捲槟岛多个地区。新闻链接:https://www.orientaldaily.com.my/news/north/2022/02/08/466678#东方日报 #东方视频 #东方北马 #狂风暴雨

Posted by 馬來西亞東方日報 Oriental Daily News Malaysia on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

 

If you have complaints about floods, landslides, fallen trees and others, you can contact the MBPP hotline at 04-263 7000, 04-263 7637 or 016-2004082 (WhatsApp).

 

Also read: Raja Bomoh Returns With a New Female Partner in Crime To Help Eliminate Flood This Time!

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