No se­ri­ous dam­age due to king tides

> Au­thor­i­ties ready to deal with flood sit­u­a­tions

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: The king tide phe­nom­e­non yes­ter­day did not cause much dam­age to prop­erty, as had been ex­pected.

Only Se­lan­gor saw 321 peo­ple from 74 fam­i­lies be­ing evac­u­ated to three re­lief cen­tres fol­low­ing the phe­nom­e­non, which oc­curred from 3am un­til 5.40am, Ber­nama re­ported.

State Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Col Ah­mad Afandi Mo­hamad said the three cen­tres were De­wan Serba­guna, Kam­pung Tok Muda in Ka­par and De­wan Sun­gai Air Tawar and De­wan Parit Baru in Sabak Ber­nam.

“This morn­ing, the sea level rose to about the max­i­mum height we had ex­pected, which was around 5.6m to 5.7m. How­ever, the sit­u­a­tion has not posed a huge risk to the peo­ple.”

Water was re­ported to have risen at Pan­tai Batu 23, Sabak Ber­nam and Kam­pung Ba­gan, Sek­in­chan but the sit­u­a­tion was not wor­ry­ing. The sand­bag bunds in Batu 5, Jalan Ka­par were re­ported to be dam­aged, caus­ing the water to spill over but there was no dam­age to prop­erty.

The district of­fice and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties had ear­lier taken pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures, in­clud­ing clear­ing drains, to avert flash floods.

In IPOH, five dis­tricts in the state were hit by floods due to the high tide, but no evac­u­a­tions were or­dered.

A state­ment from the state’s Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee sec­re­tar­iat said the ar­eas are be­ing mon­i­tored.

In PE­NANG, no flood­ing was re­ported. State Civil De­fence Forces di­rec­tor Lt-Col Pang Ah Lek said his agency was mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

Mean­while, the Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan Civil De­fence Force has frozen the leave of 25 of­fi­cers un­til Thurs­day in view of the king tide phe­nom­e­non.

Suria Mohd Sahmi, 47, stands in an­kle-deep water at her home in Kam­pung Se­menta, Ka­par in Klang, which was flooded due to the high tide phe­nom­e­non.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.