The big storm in Penang

Old Jun 15th 2013, 1:59 pm
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Those in Penang, that was pretty scary on Thursday evening. Apparently one of Penang's worst storms in history. Lots of trees uprooted and roads blocked. Roofs blown off houses. Heard that lots of windows along Gurney Drive were blown in.

Flights into Penang International Airport were stopped for a while. One Boeing 737 from KL attempted a touchdown, wheels down, then took off again.

The most dramatic event was the 15 metre communications tower on the UMNO building in Georgetown got ripped off and plummeted 21 storeys down. One poor Indian chap got killed. Several others injured.

What an evening. Hope we don't get too many of these.
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Old Jun 16th 2013, 1:08 pm
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Blimey! That's some storm!! Hope all our Penang members are ok.
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Yes let's hope so. Penang seems to be operating back to its normal self again.
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