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patrick
24-11-2008, 02:08 PM
It was reported that due to very heavy rain last Thursday, certain parts of USJ (and Subang?) were flooded. A friend in USJ 14 reported that their plants kept in polystyrene boxes actually were carried away by the flood water!

Anyone by any chance got any photographs to share?

Weezy
24-11-2008, 02:33 PM
panicked too much to take pics...
i was coming back from 14th mile ytf tarpauing...

in usj, there was flooding near the kfc/petronas traffic light junction (near the mosque). more than half a tyre. one proton saga got stuck and broke down there at 5.30pm. luckly my car "swam" past and was ok.

MasterQ
24-11-2008, 03:07 PM
I was jamming away along NPE towards SS 19 and holy ****, at the Metropolitan roundabout the water was flowing in waves and if anyone were to fell into it, I will chant some verses for him to make his onward journey in sunshine. When I turned into SS 14 area, I also could see that the big monsoon drain was overflowing. And holy ****, when I took out my camera to take some of the things floating in the monsoon drain, I could not power on. The battery was dead.


Anyone by any chance got any photographs to share?
Why you all are asking about last Thur flood. Next week flood you want ah? I thought everytime when there is a heavy rain that last 2-3 hours, some part of Subang Jaya and USJ especially in front of Giant will get flood. If I can make money with the photographs, then you wait for the next heavy downpour. I go shoot picture. How much can I get?

QuietStorm
24-11-2008, 03:16 PM
...holy ****...You can say that again! We are sharing the same IP address again today!! And not only you, MQ but Mrs Tham is having the same IP address as well! *** is going on? :eek:

zap188
24-11-2008, 03:20 PM
Some of us will share the same IP address as Streamyx is putting us on the same proxy server. I reckon this address belongs to the proxy server.

AllUrban
24-11-2008, 03:32 PM
back to the floods...when the minibus I was in got to Taipan I thought...who needs to go out of the Klang Valley to enjoy the waterfalls!

reminded me of walking past the Humber River in Toronto during the spring runoff...fast, fast water. :eek:

Cheers, m

patrick
24-11-2008, 04:15 PM
panicked too much to take pics...
i was coming back from 14th mile ytf tarpauing...

in usj, there was flooding near the kfc/petronas traffic light junction (near the mosque). more than half a tyre. one proton saga got stuck and broke down there at 5.30pm. luckly my car "swam" past and was ok.

Well, luckily you managed to "swim" past! So looks like that place around the mosque is quite bad. I have seen that place flooded before too!

PeterHng
24-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Heard that certain section of USJ20 was flooded too. A family came over for gathering from Court 10. They said it was flooded all over. Even my place water retention pond was almost full to the brim like a big lake. The side walk pavement was overflowed with water and could not be seen..

What's going to happen next?

MasterQ
24-11-2008, 05:06 PM
Holy mackerel, instead of trying to earn some money by peddling in snapshots of floods in Subang Jaya, I dapat banana. This world is very unfair. Earlier I didn't know how to spell mackerel so I use the sh... word. Later somebody PM me, "O great Master Q, you are in deep shi.. but anyway, the word should be mackerel and not shi.... May be next time use ikan kembong or what ever. At least you don't get banana."

kwchang
24-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Holy mackerel, instead of trying to earn some money by peddling in snapshots of floods in Subang Jaya, I dapat banana..
You and QuietStorm may be new to the Forum. I had been liberally giving out bananas in the past for everyone posting expletives. You and QS both had actually spelt out and posted the expletives visibly in your posts - I had changed them to asterixes in order to get them out of view.

By the way, we even had people bananaed in the past for simply putting up symbols like *%@# - harmless you may say but it represents expletives nonetheless.

We have the aim of promoting netiquette on the Forum - which loosely translates to NO posting in foul language (amongst other things). Just as you would not approve of children being exposed to foul language, we would similarly demand the same here - we do have children reading the Forum. Would it be nice if your child/student/nephew/niece reads your language online?

robertec
24-11-2008, 05:40 PM
The drains overflowed in Bandar Sunway. Almost came into the shops along PJS11/8

We should blame all the idiots that throw solid waste (Paper leaflets, foam, plastic bags, styrofoam food containers etc...) into the drains, the drains get clogged up because of them.

I went around in the rain to check but the clog was just to far away to investigate. MPSJ should be telling their contractors to clear up the drain in view of the rainy season.

http://www.usj23.com/images/Community%20Pictures/201120081.jpg

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willyleect
24-11-2008, 10:20 PM
When I pass by at around 5.30pm then, the stretch from the traffic lights to the front of Mydin USJ1, was also flooded. In front of Giant was about "half-a-wheel" deep.

Sorry no pics to share.

coleslaw
25-11-2008, 11:42 AM
By the way, we even had people bananaed in the past for simply putting up symbols like *%@# - harmless you may say but it represents expletives nonetheless.

We have the aim of promoting netiquette on the Forum - which loosely translates to NO posting in foul language (amongst other things). Just as you would not approve of children being exposed to foul language, we would similarly demand the same here - we do have children reading the Forum. Would it be nice if your child/student/nephew/niece reads your language online?
chang,
seriously, go pick up any comic books, you'll see *****@@### galore in them. i'm not talking about adult comics but for kids. those symbols, though swear words to some , are more form of expression, usually, to indicate anger or frustrations. the kids nowadays are more open and grown up than you give them credit. though it's your call who and what derserves a banana, too much and too often on minor issues, would be like water off a duck's back to some.

peterkkchong
25-11-2008, 12:48 PM
panicked too much to take pics...
i was coming back from 14th mile ytf tarpauing...

in usj, there was flooding near the kfc/petronas traffic light junction (near the mosque). more than half a tyre. one proton saga got stuck and broke down there at 5.30pm. luckly my car "swam" past and was ok.

I guessed that is the reason why i was stuck at Section 26 (in front of proton plant) jam from 5.30pm and reach USJ at 6.45pm? :mad:

Weezy
25-11-2008, 01:04 PM
i turned left into the direction of the mosque and had to go thru the flooded junction. in front the cars could not go either, as there was more flooding. cars had broken down and a school bus was trying to reverse. that prolly added to the jam.

gary yap
25-11-2008, 01:23 PM
The one I kena last Thu is the exit of the LDP(from PJ toward Puchong) on the left hand side before the toll. I was exiting heading towards Sunway and massive jam there. Waited for nearly 40 mins till the flood 'subside'. Still quite high but managed to get thru, car felt shaky tho.

Weezy
29-11-2008, 10:18 AM
http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/11/28/central/2653091&sec=central

bslee
29-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Why don't you folks organize a gotong royong, go inspect the drains front and back of the house, take notes what needs attention, go MPSJ and request for action if required. I do my part and ensure there's no serious blockages nearby, regardless of whatever kind of neighbors I have around me. I do my part. No venture, no gain.

kwchang
29-11-2008, 02:40 PM
...go inspect the drains front and back of the house..
Gotong royong to inspect drains around our own perimeter? I could do it myself. Not being anti-social but I feel it is our duty to ensure that the drainage system within our own housing areas are properly maintained.

I can say that all the drains around my neighbourhood are clear of rubbish at all times. However, during the last storm, the excess surface water did lap the veranda of my house and ran like a river over my garden - simply because the perimeter drains were over-flowing.

Just as it was reported in TheStar, the existing drainage could not cope with the volume. The fact that everyting subsided almost instantly after the rain proves that there were no blockages.

By the way, this isn't the first time - I had seen it happen a few years ago during a very heavy downpour. The whole main road outside my house was like a torrential river and water just flowed over my garden.

Folks, as usual, there are a lot of knee jerk reactions. I am thankful for all the monsoon drains and large surface drains in our urban areas. Recently one of our office's Indonesian guest was taking pictures of all the drains he came across and I asked him why did he find drains so scenic? He told me that he hasn't seen such large surface drains before in his life ... and he lives in Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, without any decent drainage to cope with tropical storms. By the way, have you seen the drains in Klang? Most of them are just shallow muddy trenches covered with weeds.

Instead of going gaa-gaa over the recent short floods, I would make a note of appreciation to the town planners for providing large storm drains in their designs.

bslee
29-11-2008, 03:59 PM
I felt that if it was a collective undertaking, perhaps there's more hope in MPSJ taking affirmative action. I reckon they'd not bother to listen to one or two complaints and dilly dally as usual. Mr. Chang, no need for me to elaborate how gahmen or its agencies work culture. More voices, better hope of getting things done, whether its remedial or preventive.

kwchang
29-11-2008, 05:20 PM
bslee, my point was that there probably isn't any problem to rectify ... it was just an unusually heavy downpour which resulted in flash floods that subsided almost immediately (which means the drains were doing the job quite well)

AhCheng
30-11-2008, 06:16 AM
Hi , I love USJ. I agree, town planning has been good, however if the traffic jam and crime problem can be resolved, it would be 'prrrfect'... and of course every resident in usj have to be civic minded to keep the neighbourhood in good shape too...Maybe this Christmas...MPSJ should give out competition prize for best dressed house for Christmas/New Year... The city of NSW , Sydney give out $10,000 for 1st prize.... and the people really dress up their houses... It is really nice :)

Phres
30-11-2008, 07:49 AM
crime is prevalent not only in USJ but also in PJ....it needs political will to get crime under control....for one thing, the Gamen must reduce the problem of foreigners esp those who are entering our country illegally.....i always felt that for reasons unknown, the Gamen has been dragging their feet on this issue.......

patrick
30-11-2008, 10:55 AM
I felt that if it was a collective undertaking, perhaps there's more hope in MPSJ taking affirmative action. I reckon they'd not bother to listen to one or two complaints and dilly dally as usual. Mr. Chang, no need for me to elaborate how gahmen or its agencies work culture. More voices, better hope of getting things done, whether its remedial or preventive.

In fairness, I noted that MPSJ was already taking remedial action to inspect/clear the drainage on Friday or Saturday morning (cant quite remember) around USJ 9. So...lets not always take them for granted ! Cheers!