SHAH ALAM, Nov 12 – The high tide phenomenon is expected to recur over coastal areas in Selangor for five days beginning Monday with sea water levels projected to reach up to 5.6 metres. The Selangor State Disaster Management Unit in a statement today said the risk of floods could also increase in the areas in the event of heavy rain and strong winds during that period.
“People living in high-risk areas such as Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam are urged to adhere to the instructions of the local authorities and to be ready to be evacuated to the nearby relief centres which will be opened at 2pm on Sunday,” the statement said.
It also said that there were two districts, namely Klang and Sabak Bernam, were classified as ‘red zone’ or high-risk flood prone areas, while three other districts, namely, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Langat and Sepang, were classified as ‘yellow zone’ or medium-risk areas.
Among the areas expected to be hit by floods were Kampung Tok Muda in Klang; Kampung Sungai Air Tawar and Tebuk Mendeling in Sabak Bernam; Pasir Penambang, Bagan Pasir and Pantai Remis in Kuala Selangor; Pantai Kelanang and Tanjung Sepat’s coastline in Kuala Langat; and Bagan Lalang’s coastline in Sepang. Last month, several states including Selangor and Perak were hit by floods due to the high tide phenomenon. — Bernama