Terengganu prepares for year-end monsoon period


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Sep 2010

KUALA TERENGGANU: Te­­reng­ganu has embarked on early preparations to face the monsoon season expected to hit the state in November and December.

Some 334 evacuation centres will be available for contingency purposes if floods occur.

The state’s National Security Council secretary Mohd Tarmizi Dan said 48 additional centres

will ensure that there is no congestion.

“The council will also focus on high-risk areas so that we are well-prepared if torrential rains cause massive floods in the state,” he said here.

The 334 evacuation centres can accommodate 48,912 victims.

Mohd Tarmizi said 132 operation hubs will also be set-up for the systematic delivery of food, equipment and to manage logistics in the event of a disaster.

As in past years, a security committee comprising several rescue agencies, the Road Transport Department, Welfare Department and police will be formed to effectively execute emergency plans, he said.

Mohd Tarmizi added that villagers in flood-prone areas in Kemaman and Hulu Terengganu would also be constantly updated on the flood situation.

“We will work closely with the weatherman to alert villagers on the latest developments,” he said.

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