KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Perak, Johor, Melaka, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur are at risk of flash floods in the next 24 hours in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.
According to a notice issued by the Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID) national flood forecasting and warning centre at 4pm today (Dec 18), the areas affected in Perak are Bagan Datuk (Pekan Simpang Empat), Batang Padang (Sungkai), Hilir Perak (Changkat Jong, Durian Sebatang), Kampar, Kerian (Gunong Semanggol, Bagan Serai, Beriah, Pulau Kerengga, Jerung), Larut, Matang and Selama (Bukit Gantang, Sungai Limau, Pengkalan Aor, Jebong, Asam Kumbang).
In Selangor, the areas at risk are Bandar Kundang in Gombak, Ulu Bernam in Hulu Selangor, Klang (Pandamaran town, Kapar, Kapar town), Kuala Langat (Kelanang, Tanjong Duabelas, Pekan Jenjarom), Pekan Bestari Jaya in Kuala Selangor, Petaling (Pekan Serdang, Batu Tiga, Bandar Shah Alam), Sepang and Dengkil.
In Johor, the areas affected are Pontian (Ayer Masin, Rimba Terjun, Jeram Batu, Pontian, Ayer Baloi, Api-Api, Benut, Sungai Pinggan), Sedili Besar and its surrounding area in the Kota Tinggi district; Johor Baru (Pulai, Plentong, Tebrau and its surrounding area); Batu Pahat (Sungai Punggor, Peserai, Simpang Kanan) Tangkak (Kesang, Kundang) and Muar (Ayer Baloi, Sri Menanti).
In Melaka, two districts are expected to be affected, namely in Jasin and Melaka Tengah involving areas near Sungai Rambai, Ayer Panas, Umbai, Telok Mas, Alai, Padang Temu, Ujong Pasir, Bukit Lintang, Padang Semabok, Duyong, Semabok, Bukit Piatu, Ayer Molek, Bukit Katil and Bukit Baru.
The same is expected in two Kedah districts, namely Kulim (Bandar Kulim, Bandar Padang Serai and Kuala Muda (Bandar Sungai Petani and its surrounding area).
In Penang, flash floods are expected in two districts namely, Seberang Prai Selatan (Nibong Tebal, Mukim 7, Mukim 11, Mukim 1) and Seberang Prai Tengah (Mukim 11, Bukit Mertajam, Mukim 7, Mukim 8).
In Negri Sembilan, the only area to be affected is Port Dickson (Si Rusa, Jimah and its surrounding area). - Bernama