High Tides - Selangor government ready for potential flooding

27 Oct 2020

4:56 PM

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State Disaster Management Unit (UPBN) Selangor has predicted high tides as high as 5.8 meters from October to November. Coastal areas that will be affected include Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam.

If met with thunderstorms, the high tides may cause flooding. State Disaster Management Unit (UPBN) Selangor operations officer, Muhammad Izzat Haziq Mohd Nazir said that 21 shelters in five districts ― Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam ― will be operable should flooding occur in these areas on the Selangor coast.

He said the dykes and coastal barriers that suffered from erosion during the high tide from September 19-20 were repaired by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), with even more barriers built along the Kuala Selangor coastline.

He said UPBN Selangor keeps a close eye on locations where this high tide phenomenon may happen, with drones used as well.

He advised people to stay away from the coastal area from today where the tide is predicted to reach 5.8m from October 17-19, and from November 15-16, to avoid any untoward incident. ― Bernama

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