IPOH: Heavy rain and strong winds here on Tuesday afternoon (March 29) saw hailstones falling in several locations.
The stormy incident was also shared on social media through several video recordings by residents who did not miss the opportunity to record the phenomenon around Medan Gopeng and Simpang Pulai here.
Apart from that, trees were uprooted along Jalan Lapangan Terbang-Maju Rapat and Gunung Rapat, blocking traffic in the heavy rain and gusty winds that occurred at about 4pm this afternoon.
Checks by Bernama found that several Ramadan bazaar tents in Medan Gopeng provided by the organisers were damaged by the storm, which also blew off the roofs of houses around Sungai Rokam, and damaged a house in Greentown here due to uprooted trees.
Yesterday, several areas in the city were also hit by strong winds and lashing rain that caused trees to fall, damaging vehicles and tents of traders.
In one of the incidents, which went viral on social media, the parking area of a fast-food restaurant in Medan Gopeng was affected involving several vehicles.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department said trees were uprooted around Ipoh, Gopeng, Kampar and Bidor, blocking roads, while several houses and cars were hit by falling trees.
However, there were no casualties, he added. – Bernama