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DID expects floods to hit Terengganu, Kelantan over next 2 days


The irrigation and drainage department hoped the early warning will allow residents to be ready to face the floods. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The irrigation and drainage department (DID) said there is a possibility of floods occurring in several areas in Terengganu and Kelantan tomorrow (Dec 1) and Friday.

The DID, in a statement today, said that floods could occur if there is heavy rain in the basins of Sungai Setiu, Sungai Dungun, Sungai Kemaman, Sungai Paka, Sungai Besut in Terengganu and Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan.

It said this was based on the rain forecast information from the Malaysian meteorological department (MetMalaysia) and flood forecast model simulations.

In Terengganu, several areas at risk of floods tomorrow are in the Setiu district (Kampung Che Mohid, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Besut and surrounding areas), starting from 5pm, and Kampung Permaisuri, Kampung Nyatoh and surrounding areas, from 8pm.

“On Friday, the DID expects floods to occur in the Dungun district (Kampung Wa and its surrounding areas) as well as the Kemaman district (Sungai Pinang and its surrounding areas) from 8am,” the statement added.

On the same day, the DID also expects floods to hit Kelantan in the Pasir Mas district (Kampung Lubok Stol and its surrounding areas) from midnight, while the areas around Kampung Kubang Pak Hitam, Kampung Tok Deh, Kampung Lanchang and Kampung Siput are expected to be hit from 9am.

The DID also forecasts floods to occur in Terengganu in areas such as the Besut district (Pelagat Pump House and its surrounding areas) and Paka district (Kampung Luit and its surrounding areas) from 7pm on Friday.

“These floods may happen earlier or later than expected.

“This warning is issued so that residents in the areas expected to be hit will be alert and comply with the instructions given by the authorities or flood disaster management agencies,” it added.

The public can visit https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, Facebook @PublicInfoBanjir and Twitter @JPS_InfoBanjir for further information.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said three districts in two states were still affected by floods as of 4pm today.

It said a total of 402 evacuees were seeking shelter in four temporary evacuation centres (PPS) so far.

This was due to continuous rain that resulted in flooding in several areas in Sepang, Hulu Selangor and Ampang Jaya districts.

“Two PPS have been opened in Sepang district to accommodate 90 victims from 24 households,” it said.

DID said at 4.30pm, only Sungai Junjung in Simpang Empat, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang, was reported to be at a danger level. In Selangor, Sungai Semenyih and Sungai Bernam are reported to be at the warning level.
The DID also issued a flood warning for Terengganu and Kelantan at 3pm today, involving Sungai Setiu, Sungai Dungun, Sungai Kemaman, Sungai Paka, Sungai Besut and Sungai Golok. - FMT

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