News: Residents in three areas warned

The Star, 1 Dec 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has advised people in three areas in Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Johor to be on the alert for floods.

The DID said on its portal that rivers had breached the danger level in Hulu Selangor, Gemas and Batu Pahat.

As at 3.45pm yesterday, the level of Sungai Bernam at the SKC Bridge in Hulu Selangor was 18.61m; Sungai Muar in Rompin, Gemas, 36.43m; and Sungai Sembrong in Parit Karjo, Batu Pahat, 2.11m – all in danger.

Meanwhile, the National Security Council said the number of flood evacuees in Selangor was 66, and they were being accommodated at relief centres at the Kampung Laksamana surau in Gombak and the Genting Sanyen hall in Kuala Langat. Jalan Sungai Lalang, linking Semenyih to Hulu Langat, remained closed to traffic. – Bernama