Malaysia’s climate company warns of heavy rain in eight states


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Eight states are anticipated to face heavy rains on Saturday (Jan 1), stated the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).

It issued the continual heavy rain warning at 6.30am Saturday.

“Extremely heavy continuous rain at the danger level is expected in Kuala Pilah, Jempol and Tampin in Negeri Sembilan,” MetMalaysia tweeted from its Twitter account.

The division additionally warned of steady heavy rains at 9 districts in Pahang in addition to elements of Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

It additionally cautioned that rains are anticipated to proceed all through Saturday in Kelantan and Terengganu in addition to elements of Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

In Borneo, MetMalaysia forecast persevering with rains in Tuaran, Ranau, Kota Belud, Telupid, Beluran, Sandakan and Kudat in Sabah till Sunday (Jan 2).

Continuous rain in Johor has compelled 456 folks from 333 households to be relocated to short-term flood reduction shelters for his or her security, stated Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan.

He stated the households have been evacuated starting 11pm Friday (Dec 31) after their homes have been inundated with water.

“The flood began in two areas, Kampung Sermin and Kampung Lembah Bakti, the place 55 folks from 13 households have been moved to the neighborhood halls of their villages.

“The numbers continued to rise and, as of 8am today (Jan 1), we had 456 victims from 133 families in eight villages affected by the floods,” he stated in an announcement Saturday.

The different affected villages are Kampung Pekan Air Panas, Kampung Paya Lenga, Kampung Paya Lebar, Kampung Gelang Chinchin, Kampung Tenang, and Kampung Sedeng.

He added {that a} whole of 9 flood reduction shelters have been opened, with the best variety of victims coming from Kampung Tenang, the place there have been 233 victims from 73 households.

Meanwhile, two rivers in Johor – Sungai Muar close to Kampung Awat and the Sungai Tangkak close to Kampung Seri Makmur – have risen to a harmful degree.

“The present studying of Sungai Muar is 20.01m whereas the hazard degree studying is nineteen.95m.

“As for Sungai Tangkak, the current reading is 4.1m, which is over the danger level of 4m,” he stated.

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