High tide phenomenon causes floods in Jeram after bunds fail


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  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

Children playing in floodwaters brought in by the high tide phenomenon in Bagan Hailam, Klang.

KLANG: A dozen houses were flooded in Jeram, Kuala Selangor on Sunday (Oct 18) following the high tide phenomenon.

Seawater spilled onto several areas along the Kuala Selangor coastline due to bund and river fort erosion in Kg Sungai Janggut.

Selangor Disaster Management Unit operations officer Muhammad Izzat Haziq Mohd Nazir, in a statement, said that of the 12 houses that were flooded, five were in Kg Sg Janggut, three in Bagan Sg Janggut and four in Jalan Yunus in Sg Sembilang.

"An evacuation center at the nearby SK Tambak Jawa was put on standby to receive anyone affected by the flooding," he said, adding that water had begun to recede.

He said other areas in Kuala Selangor only saw minor flooding after seawater overflowed the bunds and river forts.

In Kula Langat, a small length of the bund along Morib beach collapsed resulting in minor flooding.

"The collapsed structure will be repaired immediately. No housing areas were flooded in the incident," he said.

Muhhamad added that the rest of the bunds along the Kuala Langat coastline, as well as river forts in the district, were in good condition.

In Klang, the high tide caused a small bund collapse at Kg Nelayan in Telok Gong and repair works are currently underway, said Muhammad Izzat.

No housing or residential areas along the rest of the coastline were badly affected by the high tide.

The Sabak Bernam and Sepang coastlines saw slight flooding after water overflowed the bunds and river forts.

No housing and residential areas were flooded and the bunds and forts all remained in good condition.

The sea level recorded in Port Klang at 6.30am was 5.8m on Sunday as opposed to 5.7m on Saturday (Oct 17).

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