No 'water surge' near Gunung Pulai, says Johor Bomba

JOHOR BARU: The Fire and Rescue Department here reassures the public that there is no kepala air (water surge) phenomenon in Gunung Pulai.

This came after a 53-second video showing heavy rainfall and water gushing at Gunung Pulai in Kulai started making the rounds on social media on Wednesday (Oct 5).

The department's acting Johor director Mohd Rizal Buang said the video was an old clip of a previous incident.

He believed that it resurfaced following a bout of heavy rain that lasted a few hours on Wednesday morning.

"All department units were instructed to be on alert and monitor flood hotspots in the state due to heavy rain and weather forecast issued by the Meteorological Department.

"When a unit from the Pekan Nanas fire station conducted a routine check at Gunung Pulai at around 10.30am on Wednesday, there was no water surge phenomenon or floods reported," he said in a statement.

He added that a check in the area also found some people enjoying a picnic and water activities.

Mohd Rizal reminded the public to stop circulating the video clip, which was also posted on the"Demi Rakyat Johor" Facebook page, as it gives the people the wrong impression about the real situation.

"In the face of emergencies such as floods, the public should mind their safety and contact authorities immediately instead of taking videos for the sake of spreading it online," he added.

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