No threat of high tide phenomenon in Kuala Muda so far, Civil Defense Force says

Friday, February 4, 2022 9:36 PM MYT

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb. 4 – The high tide phenomenon expected to occur in the Kuala Muda area here from last Tuesday until tomorrow has not posed a threat to residents, especially in the coastal areas of the district.

Kedah Civil Defense Force (CDF) Director Awang Askandar Ampuan Yaacub said that based on his team’s monitoring, the sea level rise was normal and posed no risk to people. inhabitants.

“There are two places which are being monitored in Kedah i.e. Kuala Muda and Kuala Kedah where some areas were affected due to high tide phenomenon last year but for this year’s forecast it is expected to happen. in Kuala Muda.

“We have deployed our staff to places where high tide is expected to occur, and based on reports from staff on the ground, although high tide has occurred, it is not very serious,” he said. he said when meeting Bernama here today.

Monitoring was carried out at Kota Kuala Muda and Tanjung Dawai beaches, based on hydrographic information published by the National Hydrographic Center and Malaysia’s tide tables, he said.

He said at 2 a.m. today the water level at both locations was detected to have risen between 1.30 and 1.50 meters (m), which is a normal reading, and n did not reach the planned level of 2.26 m.

Awang Askandar said people in the coastal area of ​​Kuala Muda need not worry about the situation but should remain vigilant for any eventuality.

The National Hydrographic Center had previously issued a warning of high tide phenomenon in coastal areas, especially in the west coast states of the Malay Peninsula, from February 1 to 5.

Apart from Kuala Muda, other areas expected to experience the phenomenon are Port Klang and Sabak Bernam, Selangor; Bagan Datuk, Perak; and Batu Pahat and Pontian in Johor. — Bernama

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