Prepare for high tide, residents of Klang and Kuala Selangor said

KLANG: Residents of Klang, Kuala Selangor and nearby areas have been advised to be on alert following the emission of a high tide event from today.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the warning issued on Friday predicted that the high tide phenomenon would occur from today at a height of more than 5m.

“We have already issued a warning about the high tide on Sunday September 14 and 15 with a height of more than 5 m.

“On December 17 and 18 last year, the tide reached 4.7 to 4.8m,” he told reporters after inspecting the works to upgrade a drainage system in Taman yesterday. Malawi.

He said the state government has already identified several flood hotspots around Taman Melawis.

Several short-term measures will be implemented by the state government, including the installation of more pumps to speed up the flow of water.

Commenting on the meeting with all agencies and parties involved to prepare for tomorrow’s floods, Amirudin said that the government of Selangor will come up with measures by sending materials in advance to Temporary Evacuation Centers (PPS) in areas frequently flooded.

He said this was to avoid panic, which occurred during the December 2021 floods when most PPS equipment was stored in a centralized area, which made delivering equipment difficult as many roads were flooded, Bernama reported.

Meanwhile, in a Facebook post, the Selangor Secretary of State’s office announced that this month’s highest sea level at Port Klang station is expected to occur tomorrow, which is expected to be 5.5m at 7:18 a.m., while on September 13 and 28, the sea level is expected to reach 5.4m around 6:42 a.m. until 7:49 a.m.

“On September 14, 27 and 29, the sea water level is expected to touch 5.3m at 6:52 a.m. until 8:16 a.m.

“Residents of Klang are reminded to be prepared for high tide events and the northeast monsoon from September to December, which may cause flooding and the collapse of levees,” the post said. . Bukit Melawati MP Juwairiya Zulkifli, via her official Tiktok account, said up to 13 areas in Kuala Selangor were likely to be flooded following the high tide phenomenon and continued rains from Friday to Sunday.

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