The rain finally stopped at about 7 this morning. This is the first time, since we moved here 10 years ago, there was a continuous heavy downpour for a record breaking 3days and 4 nights. The last record was 2 days and 2 nights about 5 years ago and that caused a severe flood in the Kubang Pasu district.
Yesterday, xnuripilot and I drove to Alor Setar but we did not see any signs of the 2005 flood repeating itself . The highway was glistening wet due to the heavy rain but there was no indication of an emerging flood. I did, however, comment to xnuripilot that the padi fields on both sides of the highway were like lakes. But, then they are always that way after every heavy downpour.... no cause for alarm was my conclusion.
Our housing area is on high ground. Except for the heavy rain, everything seemed perfectly normal until we heard the evening news on TV. It was a shock to see some parts of Kubang Pasu already submerged in flood!
Heavy rain continued all night long but we were still unaware of the actual situation surrounding us until xnuripilot and I once again decided to get some fresh vegetables from the Jitra wet market this morning. We were rudely greeted by the swelling river at the entrance to our housing area.
If it starts to rain again, then the water will swell into a friends house below.
This is the back portion of the friend's house at Suasana Permai. The water is seen inching its way into her backyard.
Cars are seen parked all along the roadside. These car owners managed to drive their cars up to higher ground before their houses got submerged.
Water is seen cascading down the road from Wang Tepus at the junction into Darulaman Golf and Country Club where our house is situated.
The entrance to Taman Mahsuri Phase 4 is impassable due to the rising water.
This is the lake at the Darulaman Theme Park. Ordinarily, the road leading up to the lake can be seen from this point but now it has been inundated by the swollen lake making it impossible to tell where the road ends and the lake begins..
This is the main road from Kepala Batas into Jitra town. The flood water has gushed into this road starting from the Yawata supermarket. Even these huge lorries had to stop.
The road leading to Tanjung Pauh is completely under water.
A scene in Taman Aman, Jitra.
xnuripilot and I had to abandon our plan of getting to the market. There was no way we could get there, anyway. The weather has been good the whole day today. Hopefully, everything goes back to normal tomorrow.