High tide evacuates hundreds in Selangor

Sep 20, 2016
224 people from 52 families were forced out from their homes in Selangor.
224 people from 52 families were forced out from their homes in Selangor.

High-tide phenomenon floods forced the evacuation of 224 people from 52 families out of their homes to three relief centres in Selangor overnight.

The evacuees were from Kampung Sungai Air Tawar, Sabak Bernam (57), Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar, Klang (152) and Kampung Tok Adam, Tanjong Karang (15), said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul in Shah Alam today.

The relief centres were opened at the Kampung Tok Muda hall, Lorong Hamzah 2 community hall in Kampung Tok Adam and Sungai Air Tawar community hall.

“Several other areas in the Klang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts were also affected by floods but no one was evacuated,” Mohd Sani said.

These areas were Kampung Sungai Pinang, Pulau Indah, Jalan Klang, Banting, Pandamaran, Taman Selat Damai amd Port Klang in the Klang district; Bagan Pasir Penambang town in the Kuala Selangor district and Tebuk Mendeleng and Sungai Lang in the Sabak Bernam district, he added.

While the flooding is widespread, Sani said there are no reports of seawater overflow in the Sepang and Kuala Langat districts.

He advised people living near rivers and sea to remain alert and take preventative measures against the possibility of floods over the next few days.

Source: Bernama

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