Floods sweeping the state constituency of Telemong have been described by residents as the worst in 30 years. For Isa Kassim, 65, of Kampung Kuala Ping, the deluge reminded him of another major flood in 1986. “At that time, my children were still young, ranging from one to four years. I waded through flood waters carrying my three children, while my wife

had to struggle with flood waters up to her neck. “At that time, my family and I evacuated at 9pm, as we did not expect the water to rise so fast. Only Allah knows how we fought the swift waters to save our children,” he said when met by Bernama here yesterday. Isa, who is a retired civil servant, said at that time, facilities were still lacking and many villagers had to seek shelter at the nearest neighbour’s or relative’s house. READ MORE