KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued orange and yellow alerts for several areas in Sarawak, Sabah, Pahang and Johor until Feb 1.
The orange alert is for severe-level continuous rain warning and the yellow is for continuous heavy rain.
In a statement issued via the National Disaster Management Agency’s (Nadma) National Disaster Command Centre (NDCC) at 1.30pm today (Jan 30), MetMalaysia said that severe-level continuous rain is forecast in Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sibu, Selangau, Mukah, Daro, Matu and Dalat in Sarawak as well as Sandakan, Telupid, Beluran and Kudat in Sabah.
Continuous heavy rain, meanwhile, is forecast in Pahang (Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin), Johor (Mersing and Kota Tinggi), Sarawak (Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Kanowit, Mukah, Tanjung Manis, Kapit (Song) and Bintulu) as well as Ranau, Kota Belud and Sandakan (Kinabatangan) in Sabah.
The yellow alert is also forecast today for Terengganu and several areas in Kelantan, namely Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Baru, Bachok and Pasir Puteh.
As such, NDCC has asked all state and district disaster management committees in these locations to be activated as well as to heighten preparedness levels in facing possible disasters in high-risk areas.
"The disaster committees are also asked to ensure all temporary relief centres are ready with basic necessities and that on-site control posts have sufficient and functional operational assets,” it added. - Bernama