Flee­ing from flood wa­ters

> More than 500 in Se­lan­gor and Perak seek shel­ter

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: The high tide phe­nom­e­non which hit some states has led to the evac­u­a­tion of more than 500 peo­ple, espe­cially in Se­lan­gor and Perak.

In Perak, the num­ber of res­i­dents af­fected by floods due to high tide rose to 287 – from 222 a day be­fore – in­volv­ing 100 fam­i­lies, as at 8am yes­ter­day.

The state dis­as­ter man­age­ment com­mit­tee sec­re­tariat said 254 of the vic­tims were be­ing shel­tered at four evac­u­a­tion cen­tres in two dis­tricts.

It said Man­jung recorded the most num­ber of vic­tims with 141 from 50 fam­i­lies, who are cur­rently shel­tered at De­wan In­der­awati, Beruas.

In Larut, Matang and Se­lama, three evac­u­a­tion cen­tres have been opened.

They are Sim­pang Halt com­mu­nity hall, which is shel­ter­ing 78 vic­tims; Kam­pung Je­la­pang Jaya com­mu­nity hall (22); and Seko­lah Ke­bangsaan Sun­gai Boyan, (13).

In SHAH ALAM, the num­ber of flood evac­uees due to high tide at two re­lief cen­tres in Se­lan­gor re­mained at 237 since Mon­day night.

State dis­as­ter man­age­ment unit chief Ah­mad Fairuz Mohd Yu­sof said 123 vic­tims from 44 fam­i­lies were placed in the mul­ti­pur­pose hall in Kam­pung Tok Muda, Ka­par, while 114 from 24 fam­i­lies were stay­ing at Palem­bang Hall in Ran­tau Pan­jang, Klang.

The em­bank­ments at Te­buk Men­del­ing and Sun­gai Air Tawar in Sabak Ber­nam which were re­paired overnight had been breached again. How­ever, the sur­round­ing ar­eas were not af­fected.

The high tide, which started on Mon­day, is ex­pected to con­tinue for the next few days.

The coastal ar­eas of Se­lan­gor are ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence high tide which would last for five days while some ar­eas will see the wa­ter level rises to as high as 5.6m.

Klang and Sabak Ber­nam dis­tricts are clas­si­fied as red zone or high-risk ar­eas for floods, while three other dis­tricts, namely, Kuala Se­lan­gor, Kuala Lan­gat and Sepang are listed as yel­low zone, where the floods risk is rated as mod­er­ate.

Mean­while, in SUN­GAI PETANI, heavy rain last­ing more than two hours with strong winds hit sev­eral ar­eas on Mon­day, up­root­ing trees and caus­ing flash floods in sev­eral ar­eas in the Kuala Muda dis­trict. – Ber­nama

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