East Coast floods: Met Dept issues red alert

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The Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a red alert at 1.30pm, warning that intermittent and sometimes heavy downpours in Kelantan and Terengganu this week could lead to more floods in low-lying areas near river banks.

Thunderstorms in the two states have already forced over 8,000 flood victims to flee to relief centres in Dungun, Kemaman, Marang, Setiu, Hulu Terengganu and Besut.

Other less severe alerts were issued for:

  • Kuantan, Pekan, Jerantut, Maran and Rompin in Pahang;
  • Hulu Perak, Larut and Matang in Perak,
  • Sik, Baling, Kubang Pasu, Padang Terap, Kota Setar and Pendang in Kedah and
  • Perlis

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lucia

aha. how could i missed this when i made my latest post early this morning. exactly what i was wondering… what had the govt. been doing… like what anthony tan and kakipulau said. i will link this to my post.

kakipulau

It is good that private citizens show their care and concern for their fellow human beings, as they did when the tsunami hit our peninsular’s northern coasts in 2004. Still the greater responsibility and greater effort rests on the shoulders of the government. The BN government over the past 52 years has shown no initiative or will to alleviate the flood situation on the East coast. Now, with climate-change these annual disasters are reaching overwhelming proportions, the ruling party has no answers to these problems and does nothing constructive except to shift people around from flood inundated areas to evacuation… Read more »

davidtclee

………..nobody is giving a … about the flood that the those poor families endured over this years in the east coast…..talk….talk….talk….God save Malaysia

anthony Tan

Can the the Malaysians digest the annual flood report problem still hanging over the unfortunate victims after 52 years of independence? Don’t tell me that there were no plans to study this annual problem and why no solution after all these years. We are talking about going for 10th Malaysia plan and to become a develope country by 2020, looks like some people are not taking their job seriously, that’s Barisan National, isn’t it? The taxpayers money are not properly managed that is why time and again, the country is short of CASH!. Oil are pump out from Trengganu but… Read more »

Dalbinder Singh Gill

Please pray for all the victims and extend any affordable help. It’s another wake up call to Malaysians to care for the environment regardless of who you are.