MBSJ closely watching three flood-prone areas this month

SUBANG Jaya City Council (MBSJ) will be monitoring three flood-prone areas under its jurisdiction this month, as part of efforts to ensure it is prepared to meet any eventuality.

The three areas are Kampung Bukit Lanchong, Kampung Tengah and Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru.

Mayor Datuk Johary Anuar said the city council had appointed contractors to instal early warning sensors and work was ongoing.

“For the long term, the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) plans to build a flood barrier along Sungai Klang, which includes the area from Kampung Tengah, Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru up to USJ,” he said.

Johary said proactive measures taken by MBSJ had helped reduce the impact of the flooding that hit Kampung Bukit Lanchong, Kampung Tengah and Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru in November.

As part of early preparations, he said the city council had moved collapsible tents from the Public Works Department (JKR) office in Sungai Buloh to evacuation centres in several areas in Subang Jaya.

“The three flood evacuation centres, namely Dewan Camelia (Putra Heights) received 215 evacuees from 100 families; Putra Heights Mosque (285 evacuees from 62 families), and Surau Al-mutawakkil Bilah (55 evacuees from 10 families),” said Johary, who added that the DID water pumps were effective in dealing with the floods.

The mayor, however, said the lack of proper drainage along the ELITE highway had led to a rush of water flowing to adjacent low-lying areas and flooding it.

“The highway concessionaire has yet to build a proper drainage system to channel water into the drains.

“A proper drainage system is needed and not one that directs water to Sungai Klang as it only leads to flooding in areas like Kampung Tengah A and Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru,” he said. — By MEGAT SYAHAR

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