High tide passes in Port Klang without incident

Water flowing onto the road to South Port Terminal in Port Klang at high tide early yesterday morning. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star

LACK of significant rainfall meant there was no major flooding or damage along the coast in Port Klang following the high tide phenomenon yesterday morning.

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) acting deputy president Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said that at 7.30am, the council’s Swift Action Task Force (Pantas) reported water overflow on the road to Bagan Hailam but no residences were affected.

“The water reached 5.7m at 6.31am but there was no rainfall at the location,” he said.

Pantas reported there was water flowing onto Jalan Syahbandar at South Port Terminal in Port Klang, when the tide reached 5.7m in the area at 7.07am.

No rainfall or incidents were reported in the area.

Zaireezal said the Drainage and Irrigation Department would keep an eye on water levels and provide updates.

“Pantas will conduct daily patrols, and monitor critical and vulnerable areas like fishing ports until tomorrow (Oct 3).

“These areas include fishing jetties in Kampung Tok Muda, Jalan Othman Baru in Rantau Panjang, Sungai Keramat at Jalan Wan Hassan, Taman Telok Gedung and Tanjung Harapan’s surrounding area,” he said.

On Sept 28, StarMetro reported that the National Hydrographic Centre in Port Klang forecast the high tide phenomenon for early mornings for four days.

Port Klang Fire and Rescue Station chief Razif Mohamad Haris said flooding could occur if there was continuous rain coinciding with the high tide.

He advised those living near rivers and coastal areas to be vigilant, especially if it rained continuously.

Residents in high-risk areas were also advised to follow instructions issued by the authorities in the event of flash floods.

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