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Selangor MB warns residents of high tide phenomenon and possibility of floods

NewsSelangor MB warns residents of high tide phenomenon and possibility of floods

On Saturday (10 September), Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari warned residents in Klang, Kuala Selangor and nearby areas are warned about the high tide phenomenon that will begin today (11 September).

According to Bernama, Amirudin said the forecasted high tide phenomena will occur at a height of more than 5 metres.

“We have already issued a warning regarding the high tide, 14 and 15 of September with a height of more than five meters. On 17 and 18 December last year, the tide reached up 4.7 to 4.8 metres,” he said.

Meanwhile, Amirudin said the state government has identified several flood hotspots around Taman Melawis.

He added that the state government will implement several short-term measures to prevent flooding in the area, including installing additional pumps to accelerate the outflow of water.

Source: The Star

Commenting on the meeting with all agencies and parties involved to prepare for floods last Monday (5 September), Amirudin said the Selangor government will propose several measures like sending in advance equipment to temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in areas frequently flooded.

He said this will avoid the panic which took place during the December 2021 floods when most of the PPS equipment was stored in a centralised area which made delivery of the equipment difficult because many roads were flooded.

Earlier, the Selangor State Secretary’s office posted on Facebook that the highest sea level at the Port Klang Station this month is expected to occur this Monday (12 September) which is 5.5 metres at 7.18 am while on 13 and 28 September, the sea-level is expected to reach 5.4 metres at around 6.42 am until 7.49 am.


“On September 14, 27, and 29, the sea water level is expected to touch 5.3 metres at 6.52 am until 8.16 am. Klang residents are reminded to be prepared to face the high tide phenomena and the North East Monsoon beginning September until December which could cause floods and bunds to collapse,” said the posting.

At the same time, Bukit Melawati assemblyman, Juwairiya Zulkifli through her official Tiktok account said that as many as 13 areas in Kuala Selangor are likely to be flooded following the high tide phenomena and continuous rain beginning yesterday until tomorrow.

“Among the potential areas are Tambak Jawa, Pantai Remis, Pantai Jeram, Kampung Sungai Janggut, Kampung Sungai Sembilang, Pekan Sungai Buloh, Pekan Kuala Selangor, Kampung Sungai Yu, Pekan Tanjong Karang, Parit 4 Sekinchan and Bagan Pasir Tok Adam,” she said.

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