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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (second from right) listens to a briefing during the Selangor state disaster simulation and training at Dewan Jubli Perak in the Selangor State Secretariat Building, Shah Alam, on September 29, 2022. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor gears up for floods, ensuring smooth run of rescue operations

By Norrasyidah Arshad

SHAH ALAM, Sept 29 — The Selangor government’s preparation for the year-end floods stands at 80 per cent, including placing assets in each state district.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the remaining 20 per cent will be carried out when the floods finally occur, which involve mobilisation efforts during the search and rescue operations.

“The remaining 20 per cent is the real thing or actions that will be taken such as reporting and so on. Even today we are experiencing a real situation with the handling of a small-scale flood at Sungai Sireh in Klang.

“We have learned much from last year’s incident and will improve on other needs,” he said after launching the state disaster simulation and training earlier today, that saw 343 participants from 67 agencies participating in the programme.

Previously, the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) reported that eight of Selangor’s nine districts have been identified as flood hotspots.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage said the districts include Klang, Petaling, Gombak, Hulu Langat, Sepang, Kuala Langat, Sabak Bernam, and Kuala Selangor. Only Hulu Selangor is not listed as a flood hotspot.

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