Selangor prepares for tidal waves till year end


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016

KLANG: Tidal waves are expected to occur from the middle of next month to December and given this, the Selangor government is putting in place the necessary precautionary measures.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has instructed all the relevant government agencies in the state to be prepared for the situation.

"All agencies and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) have to repair river banks that are weak so that there won't be problems of the banks and bunds breaking in future," said Azmin when visiting flood victims at the Kampung Tok Muda community hall Wednesday.

Executive councillor in charge of infrastructure, Zaidy Abdul Talib (pic), said the floodings in the past days would worsen if there is a heavy downpour and surge in the waves at the same time.

He advised people living near flood prone areas to be cautious of a possible repeat of the recent flooding and keep up with the latest updates and instructions given by the relevant authorities.

"The state government has taken the necessary measures by repairing all the bunds damaged by the big waves," Zaidy said in a statement.

He said the DID had repaired the bunds that were damaged at two locations in Sungai Air Tawar, Sabak Bernam.

"The damaged bunds in Kampung Sungai Lang and Kampung Sungai Apong are being repaired now," he said.

Several locations along Selangor's coastaline were thrown into chaos after high tides measuring up to 5.6 metres slammed the shoreline on Monday and Tuesday.

The last time such an occurrence took place was almost two decades ago.

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