KANGAR, Sept 18 – A storm lashed through several villages and residential areas in Perlis at about 10pm yesterday causing damage to 56 houses.
The areas affected included Mata Ayer, Bintong, Kayang, Beseri, Sena, Chuping, Kuala Perlis and Pauh.
The Perlis Malaysian Civil Defence Force (AOM), in a statement today, said the storm also damaged several public facilities, as well as uprooted and felled 156 trees, some falling across major roads.
Operations to clean the roads and houses affected by the fallen trees and branches is being carried out by various agencies, it said. Checks by Bernama at some of the affected areas found cleaning work in progress, including the removal of an arch which collapsed in Rapoh near here.
It is learnt that the storm also caused damage to several schools and the State Education Department is expected to visit the schools concerned today. — Bernama