News: Four states urged to be prepared for floods

The Star, 21 Dec 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: People living in low lying areas in four states, namely Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang have been urged to be on alert and be prepared to evacuate since the Monsoon season which started in October is expected to continue until March.

According to a statement from the Meteorological Department of Malaysia Friday, warning of heavy rain had been issued on Wednesday since it can cause floods in the affected states.

Among areas placed on alert are Kudat, Sandakan, Beluran, Kinabatangan, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna in Sabah; Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Baru, Bachok, Pasir Putih, Machang in Kelantan; Besut, Setiu, Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Dungun, Kemaman in Terengganu and Kuantan, Pekan, Rompin in Pahang. – Bernama