On March 9th 2013, a freak storm hit Ipoh and uprooted a few old trees at Padang Ipoh and Masjid Negeri.
Yesterday, on April 9th 2013, another freak storm hit Ipoh and left trails of considerable damages to the great city. The news was all over the mainstream media yesterday.
Election banners strewn everywhere
The team of Ipoh Happenings was there at the scene to see the aftermath of the strange freak storm that hit Ipoh yesterday.
In some parts of the city, we saw political banners strewn everywhere. Barisan Nasional with their infamous love for huge buntings and banners was worst hit by yesterday's freak storm.
Uprooted tree at Pejabat Pos Besar Ipoh
The sight was utterly shocking. The uprooted tree had damaged the windows of Pejabat Pos Besar Ipoh and a car owned by one of their staffs.
We also noticed that the freak storm had either damaged or brought down some of the barriers erected by the contractors working on a minor development project at the public park of Stesen Keretapi Ipoh, located just in front of Pejabat Pos Besar Ipoh.
After talking to fellow Ipohites that we met at the scene, we were told that nobody got hurt in the incident. We learned that yesterday's freak storm hit the area somewhere between 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
We were also informed that Tun Dr Mahathir was there at Stesen Keretapi Ipoh around 3:00 PM. Luckily, the freak storm hit the area an hour later! What if the freak storm had hit the area an hour earlier!?
Once again, the team of Ipoh Happenings couldn't help wondering about the two strange freak storms. The March 9th 2013 freak storm hit Ipoh during the opening day of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament. Yesterday's strange freak storm hit Ipoh when Tun Dr Mahathir and Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abd Razak, two of our well-known statesmen were here in Ipoh.
What does it all mean?