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224 people from 53 families in Selangor had no choice but to be evacuated to three relief centers – Kampung Tok Muda, Klang; Kampung Tok Adam, Tanjong Karang; and Kampung Sungai Air Tawar, Sabak Bernam due to the high tide phenomenon.
According to Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul, the evacuees were from Kampung Sungai Air Tawar, Sabak Bernam (57 residents), Kampung Tok Muda, Kapar, Klang (152 residents) and Kampung Tok Adam, Tanjong Karang (15 residents). He also added that as of 8am this morning, 13 areas in Klang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts were still flooded.
“Several other areas in the Klang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts were also affected by floods but no one was evacuated,” he said.
Among the areas that were affected by the flood are Kampung Sungai Pinang, Pulau Indah, Jalan Klang, Banting, Pandamaran, Taman Selat Damai and 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.
Although the flood condition seems to be spreading to other districts, there are no reports of seawater overflowing in the Sepang and Kuala Langat districts. Mohd Sani advised those who are living near rivers and the sea to constantly remain cautious and take preventive measures to prepare themselves for the prospect of flood in the next few days.
The high tide phenomenon has attracted netizens who witnessed the phenomenon to share their experience via video on Facebook. We hope that all of our friends and readers will always be on high alert and stay safe especially if you’re living near these affected areas.
Original video source: Kuala Selangor Official