News: Water levels below danger level

The Star, 9 November 2012

PETALING JAYA: Water levels at most rivers around the Klang Valley remained below the danger level despite continuous rain.

The 11 rivers in Kuala Lumpur listed on the Department of Irrigation and Drainage’s website did not breach alert levels.

Of the 44 rivers in Selangor, only three were deemed threatening.

Sungai Labu in Kg Salak Tinggi, Sepang and Sungai Langat in Bukit Changgang, Hulu Langat rose above the warning level.

As rain fell yesterday evening, the water level of Sungai Damansara in Kg Melayu Subang exceeded the danger level at about 6pm but later dropped to below the warning level of 16.8m at 7.30pm.

Water level warnings are classified into four categories – normal, alert, warning and danger levels.

Flood conditions in Johor, Selangor and Malacca showed a marked improvement as at 5pm yesterday while the situation in Perak remained unchanged.

As conditions improved, the number of flood victims at temporary flood relief centres in the affected areas dropped from 3,355 in the morning to 2,017 as 1,338 were allowed to return home.

In SELANGOR, the number of flood victims at four centres in Kuala Langat and three in Sepang dropped from 2,117 to 1,012.

In JOHOR, 767 flood victims remained at seven relief centres in Batu Pahat and Ledang, compa- red with 987 on Wednesday night.

In MALACCA, the number of victims remaining at relief centres in Jasin dropped from 74 in the morning to 61.

In PERAK, 177 remained at two temporary flood relief centres in Lower Perak.