Water overflowing from the drain in Kampung Seri Air Hitam on a rainy day. FILE PIC

RESIDENTS of Kampung Seri Air Hitam in Jempol are worried every time it rains, as it can trigger flash floods.

Wong Wai Mun, 50, said the 2km drain could not cope with the large amount of water from prolonged rain.

He said the drain needed a major overhaul as water overflowed and entered residents’ homes.

“One hour of rain is enough to fill the drain.

“I beg the authorities to take immediate action by repairing the drains and sewer system,” he said.

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Following the complaints, checks were conducted by the Public Works Department, South Supervision and Maintenance Department and Jempol District and Land Office.

Negri Sembilan Assembly Coordinating Officer Zainal Fikri Abd Kadir said the Supervision and Maintenance Department would clean up the drain as soon as possible.

“We will also request the state government upgrade the drain,” he said.

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