Waters are rising in parts of Klang due to high tide

COASTAL areas of Klang district saw the waters rise due to a high tide at 5.56am on Thursday 7th October instead of 6.30am as expected.

A check by StarMetro found water levels were ankle deep at Jalan Syahbandar and Persiaran Raja Muda outside Port Klang KTM Kommuter station.

Klang District Fire and Rescue Department Area Chief Hussin Ab Rahman said the sea was mostly calm and added that there were no flash floods due to the good weather. .

“The breakwaters along the coast from Klang to Telok Gong, Pulau Ketam to Port Klang, Jetty Tok Muda and Sementa to Kapar are strong and in good condition,” he said.

Hussin said the water level at Kampung Tok Muda had risen to 5.6m, but added that it was not above the dykes.

Vegetable wholesaler Chua Chuan Kong, 62, said he had to wait half an hour for the waters to recede at Jalan Syahbandar before loading his produce onto a boat for Pulau Ketam.

Ankle-deep water outside Port Klang KTM station did not affect train service and commuters on their way to work managed to enter the station.

Several members of Klang District Civil Defense, Klang Public Works Department, Port Klang Fire Station and Klang City Council Rapid Action Team were present to monitor the tide situation. high at Port Klang pier.

Klang District Officer Mohd Zainal Mohd Nor said the National Hydrographic Center in Port Klang has announced that the tide is expected to reach 5.6m on Friday (October 8) and Saturday (October 9).

“On November 5 and 6 it will touch 5.6m and the next day it will be 5.5m and on December 4 and 5 the tide will be at 5.4m and on December 6 it will drop to 5.3 m,” said Mohd Zainal

“If there are heavy rains or strong winds, the chances of flooding will increase,” he added.

Mohd Zainal reminded those who live near rivers and coastal areas to be vigilant, especially if it rains continuously.

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