BINTULU: Flash flood hit several low-lying areas in the town centre after a heavy downpour from morning till mid afternoon on March 11. Apart from several streches of roads in the town centre the inundated areas included the polyclinic and the (traffic) police station. A Check around the town revealed that the people had parked their cars on higher grounds for fear that the flood might worsen. Their fear was however short-lived for it stopped raining about mid afternoon and the water level started to recede. The residents were heard saying that blocked drains caused the flash flood.