Nadma: Continuous rain expected in various parts of the country from Dec 27


SHAH ALAM: Continuous rain is expected in various parts of the country from Dec 27.

National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) director-general Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim said this follows the Meteorological Department's forecast of monsoon rain and low weather pressure at the South China Sea from Dec 27 until Dec 30.

"Both occurrences have the potential of causing continuous rain in Sabah's east coast and Sarawak's west coast from Dec 27 until Dec 31.

"It may also cause incessant rain in Johor, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan on Dec 30 and Dec 31," he told a press conference at the flood operation centre at Taman Sri Muda on Saturday (Dec 25).

Such forecast should be taken seriously and relevant agencies should make the necessary preparations.

"The respective state disaster secretariats will instruct district officers to ensure maximum preparedness.

"We will follow up with each state and district and assist if there is any aspect, including logistics lacking," he added.

On another matter, Aminuddin said 22 water pumps are still being used to drain water in flooded areas in Selangor, including in Sepang and Kuala Selangor.

"We are coordinating logistical assistance, including bringing additional water pumps to areas such as Mentakab," he said.

The Geoscience and Mineral Department has also identified 44 landslide locations in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Aminuddin said.

"The ministry has taken necessary actions with the cooperation of various agencies including the Public Works Department," he said.

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