Floods: Malaysia could face a third wave of high tide in January, February, according to the DID

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to experience the third phase of the high tide phenomenon from January 2-5 and January 18-21 followed by January 31-February 3.

The director of the Water Resources Management and Hydrology Division of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Ir Azmi Ibrahim, said the sea water level would be at its highest. level, which could cause flooding during high tides.

“(Major high tides) would overwhelm low areas if no protection is put in place,” he said in a “Malaysia Petang Ini” program airing on Bernama TV on Monday (January 3rd).

He said that among the usual protective measures was the construction of a dam along the coast to prevent the large high tide from causing flooding in coastal areas.

“But the situation would get worse if the water level of the river was high due to heavy rains, so the water from the river could not flow into the sea and would actually run into the high level of the river. sea ​​water, which could lead to major flooding,” he said.

Earlier, DID reported a major four-day high tide phenomenon from today to Wednesday involving high-risk areas such as Kuala Muda in Kedah, Bagan Datuk (Perak), Klang, Kuala Langat, Sabak Bernam and Kuala Selangor in Selangor, as well as Batu Pahat and Pontian in Johor. – Bernama

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