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Published: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 6:42:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 11:35:54 PM

Be alert for second wave of floods, Kuantan residents told

A man looks at the flood situation in Pekan Sungai Lembing on Friday. - Bernama

A man looks at the flood situation in Pekan Sungai Lembing on Friday. - Bernama

KUANTAN: Residents in Kuantan have been told to brace themselves for a second wave of floods. 

Irrigation and Drainage Department engineer Sumiliana Sulong said the first warning siren was released at 3pm Friday after the water level in Sungai Lembing reached 19.75m.

"The warning siren will be blown again if the water level in Sungai Lembing reaches the danger level of 22m,” she told Bernama. 

She said if continuous downpour occurred and the water level surpassed the danger level, Kuantan would be hit by floods within the next 12 hours.

Sumiliana said several low-lying areas here, including Sungai Isap, Chendering, Paya Besar and Lubuk Puyu, were experiencing overflowing main drains.

"Therefore, we would like to advise residents in these low-lying areas to be prepared to face any possibility should the downpour, which began Thursday, continue to persist. Please adhere to the authority's instruction if asked to evacuate," she added.

The recent floods in Pahang had claimed three lives and affected over 40,000 residents in nine districts.

Tags / Keywords: Sumiliana Sulong, Sungai Lembing, Pahang, floods

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