Steady rainfall resulted in flooding in a number of components of Klang this month, with netizens posting movies and pictures displaying roads being partially or totally submerged in water. Among the many roads affected embody these in Meru, Bukit Raja, in addition to in Setia Alam and components of New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
Flash floods are nothing new in Malaysia, with Klang being simply one in every of a number of areas the place residents must endure what’s now turning into a typical prevalence. The federal government introduced final 12 months it can implement flood mitigation initiatives value RM15 billion till 2030, with one in every of them being the development of a dual-function retention pond value nearly RM2 billion involving the size of the Klang River and Sungai Rasau in Selangor.
In response to a November 1, 2023 report by the Selangor Journal, the federal government’s Flood Mitigation Plan (RTB) will present a long-term resolution to cope with flooding in a number of areas in Klang. Nevertheless, this can solely begin in 2024, because the undertaking that will likely be carried out by the division of irrigation and drainage (JPS) is presently within the procurement section.
Present pure assets and sustainability minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad mentioned on the time that JPS is engaged on the RTB of the Klang River at Part 25, Shah Alam in addition to at Sungai Kapar Kecil and Sungai Kapar Besar in Klang and Petaling – the estimated completion is in 2030. Maintaining on the upkeep of the drainage system would function a short-term resolution, he famous.
Given the circumstances, if the route you propose to take is affected by flash floods, it’s higher to delay your journey if doable and keep away from forcing your approach by way of as it could trigger vital injury to your automobile. It’s additionally extremely really useful to get the Particular Perils add-on on your automobile’s insurance coverage protection, as previous floods in current instances have proven that automobile house owners with out flood protection can face probably huge restore payments.
I used to be at Bukit Raja Klang final evening shopping for our common favourite meals there. It seems that there was a flood there as properly. Fortunately I managed to flee from there by way of Kota Kemuning. pic.twitter.com/PrtdR3vR9i
— Nabil Feqal (@nabilfeqal) December 17, 2023
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