Rain alarm app helps Kuala Krai police prepare for floods

Police in often-flooded Kuala Krai are using an app that can warn them when rain is incoming, to give them a heads up to prepare for trouble. — SAZUKI EMBONG/The Star/File pix

The Rain Alarm – a weather application which warns you when rain is approaching your location – is one of the initiatives taken by the Kuala Krai police to monitor the latest weather forecast to prevent untoward incidents such as floods.

District police chief Supt Suzaimi Mohamad said the application could also give an initial picture of the distribution of rainfall in an area that is likely to be flooded.

"As we all know, Kuala Krai is one of the areas that is often flooded, especially during the monsoon season, so this app can help us prepare for future floods," he told Bernama recently.

Commenting further, Suzaimi said the alert system could also ensure immediate rescue and evacuation efforts.

"I hope areas at risk of natural disasters such as floods, will always be alert to the instructions issued by the government as well as looking for other alternatives such as accessing applications related to weather forecasts to prevent untoward incidents," he said.

MetMalaysia has issued an alert weather warning of continuous rain which is expected to occur in four states namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor until tomorrow. – Bernama
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