Flood warning in Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan

10 Dec 2022 09:04pm
SHAH ALAM - Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS) has issued flood warnings in seven districts located in Pahang, Teregganu and Kelantan from today (Saturday).

National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said flood is expected to occur today at Rompin, Pahang; Pasir Mas, Kelantan and Besut, Terengganu.

Meanwhile, NADMA added flood is also expected in Kuala Krai, Kelantan and Kemaman, Besut, Dungun and Setiu in Terengganu on Sunday (tomorrow).

"The flood warning is issued following a danger-level continuous very heavy rain warning by Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) on Friday.

"Based on simulation results of the flood forecast model, JPS has predicted that flooding may occur if rain continues to occur in those locations," according to Nadma in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Nadma had also informed MetMalaysia today, to issue a continuous rain warning for the states of Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

A danger lever warning was also issued for the states of Kelantan and Terengganu until Sunday.

"Alert level warning was also issued until Dec 11, for Perak involving Hulu Perak and Kuala Kangsar districts

"Continuous rain is also expected to occur in the state of Pahang, involving Cameron Highlands, Lipis, Jerantut, Maran, Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin districts," the statement read.
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According to Nadma, JPS has reported four rivers were currently at dangerous level, namely Sungai Triang in Triang, Bera, Pahang; Muar River in Kampung Awat, Segamat, Johor; Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, Kelantan and Long Teru, Miri, Sarawak.

Further, seven other rivers were also at warning level including Benawa, Miri, Sarawak; Sungai Serting at Padang Gudang Bridge, Bera, Pahang; Sungai Luit in Kampung Subuh, Maran, Pahang and Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat, Johor.

Sungai Anak Bukit at the TAR Bridge, Kota Setar, Kedah; Sungai Muar in Pekan Rompin, Jempol, Negeri Sembilan and Sungai Nerus in Kampung Bukit, Setiu Terengganu were also currently at warning level.

A total of 810 victims from 225 heads of households (KIR) were recorded in 14 temporary evacuation centers (PPS) in Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang

"This number shows an increase compared the 4pm report yesterday where 600 victims from 171 KIR were in 12 PPS. The situation was reported to be under control and the disaster management mechanism at the state and district levels were found to be working well," Nadma added.

Nadma said that as of 2pm on Saturday, the Public Works Department (JKR) reported seven locations affected by floods, eight locations where slopes collapsed, one location where the road collapsed, two locations where the road had collapsed and two locations were informed that there were incidents of damaged or collapsed bridges.

These incidents had occured in four districts in Kedah, two districts in Negeri Sembilan, three districts in Kelantan, six districts in Terengganu, three in Pahang and two in Johor, involving seven federal roads and 13 state roads.

Nadma reminded the people especially those residing in areas where flood is expected, to be on high alert and be aware of the warnings issued by authorities.

Latest information and warnings can be obtained via http://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, Facebook: PubliclnfoBanjir and Twitter @JPS InfoBanjir.

The public can also download the myCuaca app on Google Play and the App Store for the latest and accurate weather information from MetMalaysia.