Storm Wreaked Havoc In Penang, Uprooting Trees And Ripping Off Roofs

A storm wreaked havoc on Penang island on Tuesday (February 8th), uprooting trees and damaging roof structures. 

Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

storm wreaked havoc in penang, uprooting trees and ripping off roofsPhoto via New Straits Times

According to BERNAMA, the State Environment and Welfare Committee chairman, Phee Boon Poh said the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) Penang team reported that trees were uprooted in several areas, including Zainal Abidin, the road to Bukit Bendera and Jalan Tengku in the 5pm incident.

“So far, 16 areas have reported fallen trees, where in Jalan Tengku, a tree fell on a car but no one was in the vehicle or nearby at the time of incident.”

He added that a food court near Sungai Ara mini stadium was badly damaged after part of its roof was ripped off.

Phee said the torn roof structure had hit several vehicles in the parking area but no one was injured. 

The Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) reported that residents in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak were advised to be vigilant following forecast warning of thunderstorms and heavy rain on Tuesday night.

Ahh, we’re glad that everyone is okay! Stay safe guys.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat