Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim said action will be taken to determine the cause of the flash floods in Lido and Kepayan yesterday evening. “The monsoon drains are full and the problem was aggravated by the high tide yesterday afternoon,” Iliyas said after visiting the affected areas with Barisan Nasional (BN) Kapayan candidate Datuk Edward Khoo. Iliyas and Khoo waded through knee-high flood water at housing estates in the affected areas to talk to the affected families. According to him, the tide was expected to start receding at 8pm and water in the drains will be able to flow out smoothly then. Iliyas said that once the water had receded, City Hall would be checking the drains to ensure that there are no blockages. “If there are any blockages, we will clear them up immediately so that the problem does not re-occur,” he said. “We feel sorry for the people who had to endure this and Datuk Khoo, myself as well as City Hall will do whatever we can to resolve the problem,” he added. City Hall would be meeting with the Penampang District Council and the State Drainage and Irrigation Department to find out the root problem and ways to fix it.