Western coast of Peninsular Malaysia should be prepared for the Big Tide Phenomenon happening 2nd- 5th Jan 2022

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PUTRAJAYA JAN.2: Seven states were affected by the floods as of 12.00 noon today involving 26 districts namely in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.

Disaster Management Central Committee Secretariat, National Disaster Management Agency said, 8,727 flood victims from 2,416 head of households (KIR) have been recorded to have been placed at 128 relief centres (PPS) while 803 PPS have been closed involving 117,700 victims from 32,673 KIR have returned to their homes.

The NADMA Secretariat added, the cumulative total of flood victims were 125,490 involving 34,814 KIR.

“As of 2.00pm today, 15,581 staff of the responder agency had utilised 3,573 joint assets from various agencies that were involved in the flood operations nationwide.

“For food distribution, the Social Welfare Department (JKM) has made 501,960 packed foods that are given three times a day including the basic needs to the flood victims. JKM has also been instructed to ensure the supplies at the front base are placed at the optimum level,” NADMA Secretariat said in a statement here today.

The statement added, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) reported that SWCorp Malaysia and Kumpulan Darul Ehasan Berhad (KDEB) had completed 91 per cent of their cleaning works in five states namely Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Meanwhile, as of today, 10.00am, out of 1,039, 1,011 or 97 per cent communication infrastructures have been repaired from the whole locations affected. However the remaining 28 locations are still in the process of repairing. This is the cumulative total since 19th December 2021.

‘The communication infrastructures that have been fully repaired include in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Port Dickson, Rembau, Seremban, Pekan, Raub, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, Petaling, Hulu Langat and Gombak,’’ the statement added.

On another development, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) has released an announcement that the Big Tide Phenomenon is expected to happen within four days starting 2nd January until 5th January 2022.

“People living at the coastal areas in the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia are proposed to be more alert to face the big tide. Even though the big tide phenomenon is in a smaller scale compared to the one in November 2021, but the situation could be worst if there are strong winds, big waves and heavy rains occurring at the same time that could cause flash floods to happen, spilling of sea water and coastal flooding.

“METMalaysia and JPS will release early information that have been updated from time to time to all Disaster Operation Control Centre (PKOB) to enable them to be well prepared,” the statement added.-Malaysia World News


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