METMalaysia Warns of Potential Weather

With victims of floods across the nation still feeling the aftermath of the disaster, everyone is still on high alert. It will take a while for those affected to fully recover from this natural disaster, and we should all do everything we can to help out those in need around us.

Johor

The Johor Fire and Rescue Department has called on the people living in coastal areas and near rivers to be on high alert, due to a potential thunderstorm estimated to arrive around 22nd to 28th December. According to The Star, their director has urged people to immediately proceed to relief centers during an emergency and not opt to climb trees and roofs to avoid being stranded.

Pahang

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) has issued a warning to those living near rivers in Pahang, after detecting that water levels are at a dangerous height. The areas in question are the Bera River bridge, Kundang river, Lubuk Pasu, Kuala Krau, and Paloh Hinai. 

Sabah and Sarawak

METMalaysia has also forecasted continuous rain which could affect eastern Sabah and western Sarawak areas. The government has warned the public to take flood and landslide precautions and to be on high alert. These areas could also be affected by strong winds, along with the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Selangor

Currently, the floods seem to have died down in major areas throughout Selangor, allowing for those affected to begin cleaning their homes. However, the aftermath of the flood has left many homes severely damaged, with many losing their homes and some even losing their loved ones. As of December 23, a total of 68,341 people have been evacuated, affecting 18,080 families across the country.

Other States

In northern Perak, Kedah, Perlis, and Penang, the weather conditions have improved. Due to this, METMalaysia has lifted the continuous rain warning previously issued on December 21 on these states.

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