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Two sea embankments in Tanjong Karang under repair

23/11/2022 09:25 PM

SHAH ALAM, Nov 23 (Bernama)-- Repair work is in progress on two sea embankments that were breached in Tanjong Karang, Kuala Selangor, due to the high tide phenomenon early this morning which caused flooding in the area.

Kuala Selangor District Officer Mohd Raiz Radzuan said the embankments are being repaired by the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS) and assisted by the residents, but he could not say when it would be completed.

He said the embankments were damaged due a series of high tide phenomena that occurred in the area, causing the rocks on the sea bunds to break up due to erosion.

“There have been many high tides so the structure has been weakened. Now the villagers have helped to build sand bunds while the JPS has appointed (contractors) to place bigger blocks of stone,” he said when contacted by Bernama this afternoon.

In the meantime, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis, said the incident this morning forced 111 residents to be moved to a temporary evacuation centre (PPS) after their homes were hit by flooding.

He said the fire department rushed to the first location in Kampung Lembah Pantai after receiving an emergency call at 4.47 am and found houses occupied by 92 residents in the area flooded up to 0.5 metres deep.

Norazam added that the breaching of the sea bunds was also reported to have happened in Kampung Ban RB at 7.30 am today.

“The housing area of the 19 victims was flooded up to 0.2 metres deep and the water was stagnant. Only now, the water level is starting to recede but further monitoring is still needed.

“All the victims were accommodated at two PPS at the Kampung Baru Lembah Pantai multi-purpose hall and SK Sungai Sireh,” he said.




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