Penang ready for worst-case scenario

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been planning ahead for any eventualities if the weather patterns in the state change for the worse.

State environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said Penang Island City Council (MBPP) had put in place specific measures throughout the state.

“The local governments on the island and mainland are already moving to keep the drainage system clear in hotspots where flash floods can occur due to clogging and poor maintenance.

“Our disaster management team which includes the state, local councils, Fire and Rescue Services Department, Civil Defence Force and police are preparing for a change in weather,” he said.

Phee said flood mitigation projects under exco member Zairil Khir Johari had also been taking precautionary measures to counter any flash flood risk from storms.

“We have our standard operating procedure to handle any disaster and we will continue to monitor any change in the weather,” he said.

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