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Policemen checking situation during the flash floods in Kuala Lumpur city centre, on May 25, 2022. — Picture via FACEBOOK/BERNAMA/RMP

Over 5,000 flood hotspots identified nationwide — IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Police have identified 5,648 flood hotspots in 163 districts nationwide as the  authorities prepare to face the northeast monsoon (MTL) onslaught.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the preparations are to facilitate the deployment and security intervention plan’s initial planning.

Communities, especially those living in flood risk areas, are asked to cooperate and obey instructions of the authorities to move for safety and avoid unwanted incidents.

61,839 personnel of five security agencies, including the police, are ready to be mobilised.

“The other security agencies include the Fire and Rescue Department (24,114), the Royal Malaysia Police (19,085), the Civil Defence Force (10,510), the Malaysian Armed Forces (4,205), and the People’s Volunteer Corps (3,925),” he said today.

The operation will be led by Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Seri Hazani Ghazali, who has been appointed as the Central Disaster Operations Commander.

Razarudin said meticulous planning has been made in the advent of MTL, which is predicted to run from November to March 2024.

The police are also preparing to mobilise their assets involving 503 boats, boat trailers (206), lorries (497), four-wheel drive vehicles (802), ambulances (17), jet skis (15), life jackets (6,028), and eight aircraft.

“Police will also work closely with other security agencies to ensure that every mission to help and rescue victims can be carried out quickly,” he said.

The police will also ensure the security level, including at the national borders, remains in focus throughout the flood disaster assignment.

— Bernama

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