Floods: 307 areas in Selangor at risk in coming monsoon season

THE Selangor Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID) has identified 307 areas in the state at risk of flooding during the impending north-east monsoon season.

Out of the nine districts, Klang tops the list with 65 areas, followed by Hulu Langat (48), Petaling (43), Sepang (40), Kuala Selangor (38), Kuala Langat (29), Gombak (24), Hulu Selangor (11), and Sabak Bernam (nine).

The department said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 21) that these areas were identified during a state disaster management committee meeting.

It said the areas were determined based on previous flooding and projected risks.

The department also identified 52 flood hotspots in the state, which had experienced flooding on more than three instances between 2019 and this year.

The hotspots are: Taman Sentosa, Jln Kebun, Kampung Bukit Naga, Bukit Kemuning, Taman Melawis @ Taman Teluk Pulai, Jalan Bakti, Kampung Delek, Taman Daya Meru, Taman Bukit Kemuning, Taman Rashna, Taman Sri Muda, Taman Intan, Jalan Tunku Kelana, and Taman Meru Utama in Klang;

Kampung Budiman, Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru, Kampung Baru HICOM Seksyen 26, Jalan S/K9 / SK Sri Serdang, and Seksyen 13 in Petaling;

Taman Sri Selayang, Jalan B27 Jusco Rawang, Taman Rahmat Jaya, Kampung Sungai Kertas, Jalan 11C Selayang Baru, Jalan 21, 23 & 62 Selayang Baru, Jalan Laksamana 10, Selayang, and India Settlement in Gombak;

Kampung Batu 10, Jln Cheras, Kampung Sungai Serai, Kampung Sungai Sekamat, Kampung Sungai Michu, Sesapan Batu Rembau, Felcra Kampung Sungai Semungkis, Kampung Sungai Gahal (4), Jalan Reko, and Kampung Sungai Jernih in Hulu Langat;

Kampung Giching, Kampung Salak Tinggi, Kampung Chemperai, Kampung Sri Tanjung, Kampung Ampar Tenang / Kampung Lalang, Kampung Sungai Merab Jaya, Taman Delima, Dengkil, Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Melut (Seberang), and Kampung Desa Putra, Sg Merab in Sepang;

Taman Sri Jaromas, Jenjarom in Kuala Langat;

Jalan Sungai Panjang-Tanjung Malim (KM44-KM45), and Batu 23, Sungai Nibong in Sabak Bernam; and

Kampung Sri Sentosa, Kampung Parit Mahang, Kampung Rantau Panjang and Kampung Sri Aman in Kuala Selangor.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said the department has made preparations to face the monsoon season in terms of training, logistics and manpower.

"This includes boat handling and water rescue training, boat tests, special multi-skill (MUST) team basic training, as well as survival training for 151 new recruits in Selangor.

"We have also filled 96% of manpower needs to deal with the floods, organised and planned boat placement based on hotspots, and carry out periodic patrols during rain even if no flood alerts are received," he said.

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