Floods: Cops tell Sungai Golok residents to be alert, relocate if necessary


PASIR MAS: Police have advised residents living near Sungai Golok to be vigilant and immediately relocate following the rise of the water levels, which have breached the danger level.

Pasir Mas District Police chief ACP Kama Azural Mohamed said, as of 5pm, Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang exceeded the danger level at 10.23 metres while readings at Bukit Kwong Dam in Pasir Mas were 17.23m, and Kuala Jambu in Tumpat, 2.24m.

"The Pasir Mas District Police Headquarters has set up seven teams to monitor five zones, namely Bandar Pasir Mas, Lubuk Setol, Repek, Jeram Perdah and Rantau Panjang.

"The teams will check on areas prone to flooding and advise residents to evacuate immediately if the situation becomes dangerous,” he told reporters after inspecting the jetty in Pangkalan Gergaji, Rantau Panjang, here, on Sunday (Nov 3).

Elaborating, Kama Azural said those wishing to go to Thailand should park their vehicles on higher grounds as a precaution.

He said police received information about three submerged cars parked along Sungai Golok due to the sudden rise in water levels since yesterday.

"We also would like to advise the public to monitor their children, especially younger ones, and avoid playing in the water to prevent any incidents, including drowning in strong currents,” he said.

In a related development, he said that only the Rantau Panjang Police Station was affected by a 0.3m of water, adding that the station is operating as usual. – Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Johor to send athlete to represent country in Summer Olympics�
Govt to continue efforts to enhance 'Back to School' assistance, says Anwar
Putrajaya approves 510 projects in Johor worth RM4.7bil, says Mentri Besar
Ebit Lew's Elews�Mart has been closing in stages since January
17-year-old girl drowns while doing laundry at Keningau river
MPs call for AI technology task force, Pisa performance enhancement
Major roads in JB to close for Chingay parade from Feb 28 to March 2
Buy local products as gifts, souvenirs, PJ MP urges govt agencies
Restaurant in Bandar Cheras razed in fire
Starlink urged open office in Malaysia, says Fahmi

Others Also Read