Three states reported flooding.
Up to 2:30pm 3 Dec 2013, the flood victim recorded 11,281 from MKN Disaster Portal.
We noticed that there are some difficulties to login to both Portal Bencana and MetMalaysia website
For immediate information update, public that face difficulties in getting information from the official website can still get the update info at MKN Twitter and MetMalaysia Facebook account. Kindly noted that there could be some “fake account” that disseminate unofficial information. Kindly refer ONLY to MKN and MetMalaysia official social media account:
MKN Portal Bencana Twitter, https://twitter.com/PortalBencana
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MetMalaysia Official Twitter, https://twitter.com/malaysianmet
As a general public, we have a role to prepare in facing the dangers of flood by taking early actions. The following is an excerpt from the Guidelines on Disasters Preparedness published by the Civil Defense Department, with easily understood animated instructions.
Before the Floods
- Get information about floods in your area.
- Find out the kind of flood warning system, how it is delivered and local flood preparation information.
- Check all water outlets such as drains and sewage outlets.
- Clear any obstructions and ensure that it is tightly closed so that flood water could not spills through.
- Determine the evacuation and disaster aids centers in your area, execute emergency evacuation plans and exercises. Prepare Emergency Equipments.
- Make sure that all your family members know about What to do During Emergencies at home.
Before Floods – When Imminent Signs are Visible
- Listen to announcements on the radio.
- Fill up barrels, containers, sinks or bath-tubs with clean water, as water may become contaminated during floods.
- Move in furniture or appliances from outside your house.
- Keep important documents in a safe place or take along in a waterproof container.
- Be ready to switch off electric switches, close water main and gas supply valve. Inform your neighbours and be ready to evacuate.
During Floods – In The House
- Listen to announcements on the radio.
- Be prepared with emergency equipment.
- When ordered to move out and evacuate, do so immediately.
During Floods – Outside the House
- Go to a higher and safer ground.
- Avoid going through flooded areas as strong currents can sweep you away.
- Do not wander around deliberately in flooded areas either by foot or in a sampan. Do not touch any fallen cables or wires.
- Watch the children. Do not allow them to play in drains, rivers or mines. Do not drink floodwaters.
During Floods – In Vehicles
- Do not attempt to cross flooded areas, turn back.
- If your car stopped, lock the car and leave it. Go to the higher ground.
During Floods – During Evacuation
- Upon receiving orders, evacuate immediately.
- Evacuate early before the floodwaters worsen, or during the day as it is more practical and safe.
- Follow the designated routes, as the shorter routes may be impassable.
After the Floods
- Listen to radio announcements or wait for orders from the authorities. Do not return home before being allowed to do so or until it is really safe to do so.
- Assist your neighbours or the weaker ones (senior citizens, children or the disabled). Inspect your house for any cracks or settlement which might be unsafe.
- Do not immediately enter a flooded house, and beware of many hidden dangers.
After Floods – While Entering Buildings
- Wear shoes.
- Check for any damage to the walls, floors, doors and windows.
- Check for any signs of poisonous and hazardous animals or insects.
- Use a piece of wood to move any obstructions strewn on the floor of your house.
- Watch the ceiling and wall plaster which may have cracked, loose and fallen.
After Floods – Check for Dangers
- Check for any broken or leaking gas pipes.
- Check for any electrical wires submerged in water.
- Check for any submerged electrical items.
- Check for inflammable materials that may have flowed in during floods (kerosene, petrol, diesel and such).
- Discards food item which has been submerged or come into contact with floodwaters, including canned food.
- Check for damage to septic tanks to avoid biological hazards.
- Report any damage to public amenities to the authorities.
(Provided in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil languages)