High tide phenomenon predicted in five coastal areas in Selangor

29 Aug 2019 / 08:04 H.

SHAH ALAM: The high tide phenomenon with a tide level of 5.7m is forecast to hit the coast in five districts in Selangor this September and October.

The Selangor Disaster Management Unit in a statement said the high tide phenomenon is expected to occur on specific dates, beginning this Sunday and Monday, and Sept 29 and 30 as well as Oct 1, 2, and 27 until 30.

According to the statement, the five affected areas are Klang, Sepang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam involving 49 high-risk areas to be hit by floods if the phenomenon is accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds.

Some of the areas most likely to be flooded include Pantai Bagan Lalang and Tanjung Rhu in Sepang, Pantai Kelanang and Tanjung Sepat in Kuala Langat, Kampung Tok Muda and Port Klang in Klang, Pantai Remis and Bagan Tengkorak in Kuala Selangor as well as Pantai Bagan Sungai Besar and Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah in Sabak Bernam.

“Residents in high-risk areas are advised to comply with the directives of the authorities and security agencies from time to time,“ the statement said.

In the event of any possible flood disaster, the unit is ready to open 21 evacuation centres if necessary.

Among the relief centres available are the Maahad Integrasi Tahfiz Selangor in Sepang, the Kampung Kelanang hall and the Sri Kundang hall in Kuala Langat, the Sungai Serdang Multipurpose hall and the Pandamaran Sports Complex in Klang, Farmers Management Institute and the Jeram hall in Kuala Selangor, as well as the Sri Sekincan hall and Sri Bernam hall in Sabak Bernam. - Bernama

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