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Sunday, October 30, 2022

186 water-surge hot spots to be closed for 3 months


Baling, Kedah, suffered flooding in July which was said to be the result of a water surge, a phenomenon believed to occur once in 30 years. (Bernama pic)

KOTA BHARU: A total of 186 forested and recreational areas at risk of suffering a water surge will be closed from November to January next year, says energy and natural resources minister Takiyuddin Hassan.

He said the department of minerals and geosciences had also warned local residents not to conduct any activities at recreational areas during the monsoon season.

“I have been informed that a water surge phenomenon usually occurs once in 30 years, such as the incident in Baling, Kedah.

“Locations that are at risk will be closed including Gunung Stong in Kuala Krai and Jeram Linang in Pasir Puteh,” he told reporters after the opening of a seminar here today.

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Yesterday, home minister Hamzah Zainudin said his ministry had identified as many as 5,500 flood hot spots across the country including 186 areas at risk of experiencing water surges. - FMT

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