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Floods expected in Malaysian states from Dec 31

THE STAR – Following the continuous rain warning by the Malaysian Meteorological Department on Tuesday, the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has predicted that floods will occur in four states in Peninsular Malaysia.

The four states are Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

DID predicted that flooding is expected in Kelantan starting December 31 at 8pm at Sungai Kelantan.

“It will involve several districts including Gua Musang, Kuala Krai, Jeli, Tanah Merah and Machang.

“Floods near Sungai Golok will involve the districts of Tanah Merah (Jenob) and Pasir Mas (Rantau Panjang) as well as the surrounding areas that are at risk,” it said in a statement yesterday.

For Terengganu, floods are expected to start on December 31 at 8am near Sungai Besut involving the district of Besut.

Belongings are left on a roadside one week after a massive flood on the outskirts of Bentong town, Pahang state. PHOTO: AP

“It might also affect those staying near Sungai Terengganu and the surrounding areas that are at risk of floods.

“Floods might start on January 1, 2022 at 8am in Pahang near Sungai Pahang involving the districts of Maran, Temerloh and Jerantut; Sungai Kuantan involving the district of Kuantan (Sungai Lembing); and Sungai Rompin involving the Rompin district as well as the surrounding areas that are at risk of flooding.

“For Johor, floods might take place on January 1 at 8pm near Sungai Mersing involving the Mersing district and surrounding areas that are at risk of floods,” it added.

The DID has advised residents in low-lying areas to take precautions and follow the authorities’ instructions.

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