KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has issued a notice of preparedness for possible floods in Terengganu and Pahang if there continues to be a significant amount of rainfall in the Sungai Besut Valley and Sungai Rompin.
DID, in a statement issued as of 11pm Thursday (Nov 10), said this was based on simulation results of the department’s flood forecasting model following the continuous (severe) rain warning by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) at 2.10pm.
According to JPS, there is a risk of flooding from 1am early Friday (Nov 11) in the area around SK Seri Payung in Besut, Terengganu and 5pm in the area around Kampung Buluh Nipis in Rompin Pahang.
Earlier, the same notice was also issued involving Besut district in Kampung La, Kampung Seberang La, Kampung Pengkalan Nangka and SMK Seri Bukit Puteri, while in Setiu district, it involves Kampung Nyatoh and Kampung Che Mohid, which are expected to experience flooding at 5am.
The same has been forecast at 7am in Rompin involving the Sungai Anak Endau at the Setajam pump house.
In Kelantan, it will involve Kampung Kubang Rambutan, Kampung Bagus, Kampung Degung and Kampung Telaga in Pasir Mas, where it is expected to flood at 2pm Friday.
DID said the preparedness notice was issued to enable all residents, especially in areas at risk to be alert to any possibility of flash floods during that period.
“Please comply with instructions issued by the authorities or flood disaster management agencies,” said DID.
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