The improved flood warning system will give a seven-day advance warning and predict areas that are likely to be affected.
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By the end of this month, Selangor will be able to manage future floods more effectively once its revamped flood warning system comes on.
State infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman Izham Hashim told The Malaysian Insight that the new system will give seven-day advance notice and predict which areas are likely to be flooded.
This will help us to prepare better and have rescue teams on alert.State infrastructure and agriculture committee. chairman Izham Hashim
Izham added that Selangor has learned from the flood in December that forced more than 70,000 people to evacuate and killed 54 people. Selangor had 25 deaths in its state.
The Malay Mail reported that the flood disaster spurred the state to review its flood management system.
In addition, the state government is working on an automated system for the waterway sluice gates so action can be taken more quickly.
With an automated system for our water gates, we don’t need to send people to handle them [manually], as this will take time.
We are currently working on this and we hope to get it done soon.State infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman Izham Hashim.
More electricity generators will also be prepared for emergencies as power stations are often affected during floods.
The generators have to be in place beforehand to prevent that from happening.
Izham said they’re now more experienced and committed to handling any flood in the near future.