News: Water level at Selangor’s Sungai Langat surpasses danger level

The Star, 12 November 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The water level of Sungai Langat in Bukit Changgang, Selangor, is rising.

As of noon yesterday, its level was 4.39m, exceeding the danger level of 4.30m, according to the Drainage and Irrigation Department.

The department also reported that the water level of Sungai Selangor at Kuala Badong had crossed the warning level.

In Pahang, the water level at the Rempas Dam in Bentong was also above the warning level.

The people living in the affected areas are advised to be alert.

Meanwhile, according to the National Security Council’s flood portal, the number of flood evacuees in Selangor had further increased to 1,273 as at 8pm yesterday.

The portal said the situation in Malacca had not changed with 90 people still at shelters while in Johor, more people had been allowed to return home.

The number of evacuees dropped from 235 people yesterday morning to 160 in the evening, it said.

According to the council, 12 relief centres remained open in the three states and that no casualty had been reported thus far and neither had there been any road closure caused by floods. – Bernama