Published: Saturday January 5, 2013 MYT 9:09:00 PM
Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang told to brace for another wave of floods
KUALA LUMPUR: Flood-weary people in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang have been told to be prepared for another wave of floods as heavy rain is forecast for three days from Monday.
National Security Council secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudden Abdul Wahab said the Meteorological Department forecasted heavy rain due to strong winds and the rough South China Sea.
He said heavy rain in the three states would cause flooding in low-lying areas and pose danger to those out at sea and along coastal areas.
"Therefore the public, especially fishermen are advised not to go out at sea and in the coastal areas," he said in a statement here on Saturday.
Residents in flood prone areas were also reminded to be mindful of heavy rain warning and advised to make early preparation in the face of possible flooding.
Mohamed Thajudden urged the public to always cooperate with the authorities if ordered to evacuate to avoid any untoward incidents.
"The people are also advised to bring along important documents and basic personal needs while at flood relief centres," he said.
The public can get the latest information on the weather conditions by visiting the website http://portalbanjir.mkn.gov.my/.