KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a red alert warning with a forecast of continuous heavy rain in several districts in Perak Sunday (Dec 19).
The department said the areas involved are Manjung, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Kampar, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak, Batang Padang and Muallim.
Continuous heavy rain is also expected in Kuala Muda, Kulim and Bandar Baharu (Kedah), Kerian, Larut, Matang and Selama and Kuala Kangsar (Perak), Tanah Tinggi, Cameron, Lipis, Raub, Jerantut and Kuantan (Pahang) and Penang.
MetMalaysia also issued a weather alert in several areas, namely Kubang Pasu, Kota Setar, Pokok Sena, Padang Terap, Yan, Pendang, Sik and Baling in Kedah; Bentong, Temerloh, Maran, Bera, Pekan and Rompin in Pahang; as well as Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor in Selangor.
Similar weather conditions are also expected to occur in Perlis, Kelantan, and Terengganu on Sunday.
The continuous rain since Friday (Dec 17) morning caused several areas in the Klang Valley to be inundated, with thousands of residents evacuated to relief centres and scores of road users stranded, while several landslides have also been reported.
Besides the Klang Valley, several other states, especially on the east coast, were also affected by floods. – Bernama