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High Tide Phenomenon Affects Coastal Areas Of Selangor Resulting In Floods

High Tide Phenomenon Affects Coastal Areas Of Selangor Resulting In Floods

High tides were forecast to affect the area until early October.

Tasneem Nazari

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Several areas in Klang and Sabak Bernam were affected by the high tide phenomenon this morning which struck the Selangor coastal area.

Late last month, the Selangor Disaster Management Unit released a statement predicting the phenomenon’s occurrence, saying it was expected to take place in late September and early October.

The Sun Daily reported that five areas were forecast to be hit by floods due to the high tides, namely Klang, Sepang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, and Sabak Bernam.

Bird’s eye view of the high tide situation in Jeram, Selangor, yesterday evening, 19 September. (Credit: Facebook)

This morning, Bernama reported that flood levels were knee-high at Pengkalan Nelayan Sungai Udang and Kampung Baru Telok Gong at 8am. Meanwhile, floodwaters had also entered a few houses nearby the fishermen’s jetty.

According to the head of the Selangor State Disaster Management Unit Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Yusof, overflowing seawater crossed the barrier in Klang and affected Ban Sungai Keramat Kampung Batu 4, Ban Batu 7 (Kampung Sementa), Kampung Tok Muda and Pengkalan Nelayan Batu 7 Kampung Sementa at 11.30am.

Three houses in the Kampung Pendamar area were flooded due to the overflow of seawater but the water began to recede gradually. Tires and fortifications built on the coast are strong and in good condition. The situation is still safe and under control.

Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Yusof via Bernama (Translated from BM)

Ahmad Fairuz said that Jeti Pengkalan Nelayan Kampung Delek, Jalan Banting Pandamaran, Pengkalan Sungai Udang in Kampung Baru Telok Gong, Kampung Tradisi and Kampung Pendamar were also flooded.

In Sabak Bernam, a small overflow was detected to have crossed the barrier in the areas of Bagan Sekinchan, Pantai Batu 23, Sungai Haji Dorani, Bagan Sungai Besar, Sungai Burung, Parit Baru Baruh, Kampung Baru, and Sungai Nibong.

Regardless, Ahmad Fairuz assured that the situation was still under control.

So far, no settlement areas have been affected.

Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Yusof via Bernama (Translated from BM)

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