Main Page  I  Northern  I  South  I  East  I  Central  I Sabah & Sarawak  I  Versi B. Melayu  I  BERNAMA.COM
 
 

Residents in flood-prone areas urged to keep emergency bags


Last Update: 30/10/2019




IPOH, Oct 30 -- Residents living in flood-prone areas have been advised to have emergency bags on standby which they could easily carry while fleeing to safety when such disasters strike. 

Rivercare programme manager of the Global Environment Centre (GEC) Dr K Kalithasan, said the emergency bags aptly known as the 'Grab Bag' and the '72H Kit' were important for flood victims as they need to have supplies while being housed at the temporary relief centres (PPS) and awaiting further assistance.

“The emergency bags can be purchased or they could be self-made and filled with basic items to survive for up to three days.

“The grab bag must be equipped with all identification papers and important documents, medical devices and daily essentials, while the 72H Kit should contain food supplies for up to 72 hours or for three days which had to be packed together,” he told reporters at a two-day community-preparedness training workshop in Perak. 

It was organised by the Malaysia Water Partnership (MyWP) and GEC in collaboration with the Drainage and Irrigation Department, National Disaster Management Agency and Universiti Putra Malaysia. 

Also present were Perak Public Amenities and Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantation Committee Chairman Abdul Yunus Jamahri and MyWP vice-chairman 1, Datuk Hanapi Mohamad Noor.

-- BERNAMA

 


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

Floods: KTMB to have bus services on standby

 
     

Dewan Negara: LPT2 records 246 fatal accidents since 2016

 
     

State Assembly: Perlis mulls banning polystyrene, plastic bags

 
     

PGA seizes contraband cigarettes worth RM666,866

 
     
 
     
 

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

 
     
     
   
   
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
 

 
© 2019 BERNAMA. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy| Security Policy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form except with the prior
written permission of BERNAMA. Best viewed in Firefox 35.0.1 & Internet Explorer 8.0 with 1024 x 768 resolution