High tide havoc
> Almost 500 in Selangor evacuated as floods hit homes in coastal areas
PETALING JAYA: Some 482 people were evacuated from their houses in Selangor due to the high tide phenomenon yesterday.
A Selangor Disaster Operations Room spokesman said they were placed at five relief centres – Datuk Ahmad Razali multi purpose hall, Kampung Tok Muda multi purpose hall, Seri Sekinchan hall, Sungai Air Tawar hall and Parit Baru hall in Sabak Bernam.
State Disaster Committee chairman Ahmad Afandi Mohamad said the bunds at Sungai Keramat in Kampung Batu that were damaged following the high tide yesterday morning would be repaired immediately, and the area would be monitored.
Areas in Sabak Bernam such as Sungai Lang, Pantai Batu 23, Kampung Nelayan Bagan Nakhoda Omar and the Pantai Kelanang coast in Kuala Langat were also flooded.
In PERAK, five areas were affected at 5pm on Monday – Bagan Ikan, Bagan Sungai Burung, Bagan Sungai Tiang, Bagan Lipas and Bagan Pasir Laut but the tide receded about an hour later.
In Teluk Intan, five areas were affected at 4am yesterday, namely Kampung Batu 7 1/2 Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Seri Jaya Batu 6, Lorong Kalat Batak Rabit, Jeti Pak Ali Sungai Jelawat and Kampung Esso. The water receded completely by 7am.
In Kampung Bagan Panchor, Pantai Remis, the situation was under control although seawater rose from 2.30am.
Manjung Drainage and Irrigation Department district engineer M. Sasitharan said the water was recorded at 3.3m above sea level as of 5.45am yesterday but it receded at 6am.
In BUTTERWORTH, heavy rain yesterday morning and the high-tide phenomenon resulted in Kampung Manis, Perai and the Telok Ipil area in Nibong Tebal being inundated in 3.1m of water at 2am, the highest level since the phenomenon started. However, no residents were evacuated.
In SUNGAI PETANI, the number of flood victims housed at four evacuation centres following the high tide phenomenon at six villages in Kota Kuala Muda has risen to 94, comprising 27 families, compared to 85 on Monday, with the increase confined to Kampung Sungai Meriam.