Floods: Six states still affected as of 4pm Nov 19, says Nadma

KUALA LUMPUR: Six states are still affected by the floods as of 4pm Saturday (Nov 19) compared with seven this morning, with 2,701 victims still taking shelter at 46 relief centres.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) in a statement said that the floods affected 15 districts in the states of Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Kelantan and Sarawak.

"As of 4pm today, the water level readings of four rivers namely Long Jegan, Long Teru, Marudi in Miri and Sebauh in Bintulu, Sarawak were at dangerous levels according to the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID)," it said.

It also said that the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) had issued a significant weather advisory for the period Nov 20 to 26, based on the analysis of weather forecasting models.

"According to the analysis, wind concentration is expected to occur in Peninsular Malaysia during the period Nov 20 until 24, and this situation has the potential to cause the formation of a squall line that brings with it thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds in the peninsula states," Nadma said.

In addition, the Public Works Department (JKR) at 2pm today reported flooding at seven locations, occurrence of six slope collapse, two road collapse and damage of two bridges.

"These incidents which occurred in Kedah, Perak, Johor, Kelantan, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Terengganu and Pahang involved nine federal roads and eight state roads," the statement added.

Road users are urged to take note of warnings and refer to disaster information before starting out on their journey. For information and inquiries, contact JKR's disaster operations room at 03-2610 7727 or refer to the website http://bencanaalam.jkr.gov.my or follow @CSFJ_JKR on twitter. - Bernama

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