Freak storm and gale-force winds wreak havoc in Malaysia

December 5, 2011KUALA LUMPUR – A freak thunderstorm and strong winds referred to as a “mini-hurricane” by many, tore through the capital and parts of Selangor, wreaking havoc, uprooting trees and damaging properties. The hardest hit areas in the 5pm storm were Kepong, Bandar Menjalara and Hartamas. Road users on the MRR2 highway near Kepong turned to Twitter to report that the rain was so ferocious that many motorists stopped their vehicles by the roadside to wait it out. A spokesman from the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) said while there was very heavy rain, it was the ferocity of the wind which caused more damage as trees were uprooted, branches snapped, billboards and signboards fell, and roof tiles and tents for functions were blown off. “There were also reports of cars crushed by fallen trees and branches but fortunately, there was no loss of life or injury. We had earlier been warned by the Meteorological Department of the possibility of storms in the Klang Valley and had been prepared for this,” he said. Officials from the FRD and City Hall rushed to clear the debris and remove trees blocking the roads to get the traffic moving. Massive traffic jams up to 9pm were reported all over the capital and highway entry points into the city as motorists were forced to slow down due to fallen trees, debris and minor accidents. It was learnt that vehicles were stuck near KM23.9 of the LDP in Puchong because of flash floods and several motorists had to be rescued by FRD officials. Areas in Kepong, Hartamas and Subang Jaya were also flooded for a while. City Hall officials said they received reports that more than 50 trees fell mainly in Kepong and the city centre. They noted that there were several cases involving buildings with zinc rooftops being blown away. Batu MP Tian Chua said in his Twitter message: “Horrific storm: Batu residents suffer some losses several houses in Kampung Chubadak lost atap; a few fallen trees in Jln Kolam Air.” –The Star
118 mph winds lash Alaska: Anchorage, Alaska — Strong winds Saturday night and Sunday morning left Alaska’s largest city with scattered power outages. Hardest hit were subdivisions on mountain foothills on Anchorage’s southeast side. The National Weather Service reports gusts exceeded 100 mph, with a peak gust of 118 mph at 5 a.m. at Glen Alps. The Anchorage Daily News reports 25 to 30 outages affecting 500 to 1,000 homes were reported by Chugach Electric Association. The combination of wind, rain and temperatures that reached 50 degrees also made for hazardous driving on some streets. City buses remained idle early Sunday but were expected to begin service in late morning, when winds were predicted to calm. –The Republic
More reports of super wind storms across the globe
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3 Responses to Freak storm and gale-force winds wreak havoc in Malaysia

  1. Amy P. says:

    It seems freak storms are now becoming the norm. Upheaval and mayhem are the standard fare being served to this planet…ALL creation will groan for release.

    There are growing sun spots that are looming -and Earth directed. See SpaceWeather.com

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  2. Irene C says:

    Okay, when these wind storms first started up, I will admit I didn’t think too much about it. I just figured it was the changing of the season. I believe I might have even said something to that affect. However, now I’m wondering if my opinion is wrong. I don’t remember hearing about this many storms going on all over the world almost at the same time. This is really getting strange.

    I agree Amy P., all creation is groaning.

    Maranatha

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  3. RainMan says:

    And now there are reports of glaciers world wide expanding?….. to say we ‘live in interesting times’ is an understatement, the scariest thing about the global weather mayhem is the speed at which it’s happening, one morning everything could just change from the norm and theres nothing you can do, be prepared.

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