High tides expected to hit west coast
PUTRAJAYA: A high tide phenomenon with massive waves and strong winds is expected to hit the west coast of the peninsula from Oct 17 to 20 and from Nov 14 to 17.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said various strategies and deployment of agencies would be mobilised in preparation for the phenomenon as well as to address floods brought by the northwest monsoon.
He said the matter was decided at the 1/2016 National Disaster Management Committee meeting here yesterday.
“In the meeting chaired by me as deputy chairman, various structural and non-structural measures would be taken immediately to reduce the impact at states at risk such as Selangor, Perak and Kedah. – Bernama