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New Insulation Project to Mitigate Floods

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SHAH ALAM, SEPT 9: A flood insulation project will be implemented by the State Government to overcome flash floods from occurring in some areas in Shah Alam and Klang recently.

Executive Councillor for Youth, Sports, Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi said that this project will be implemented immediately in areas that have been identified, namely Sungai Rasah and its surrounding areas.

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“Among the proposals by the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) is to raise the banks around the affected areas to prevent water from spilling out onto the nearby roads and tolls,” Yunus said in a statement.

He said that the water flow of drains and ditches which are narrow before merging has caused bottlenecks, resulting in water overflowing into the river.

“The State Government has also identified some areas that frequently experience flash floods due to drainage problems which are not managed well, blocked and so on, such as in Kampung Padang Jawa, to be upgraded to be better,” he said.

The State Government will take immediate action for the intersection of Jalan Batu Tiga Lama and Jalan Sungai Rasah by enlarging the drains and ditches because of frequent flooding.

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He added that he and a group of officers from the DID will survey the area a day before flooding occurs.

“The State Government will monitor areas which are classified as potential areas that experience flash floods so that early prevention can be done before an even bigger disaster happens.

Yunus did not rule out the possibility that unusual rainfall has caused flash flooding.

“Cooperation from the local residents and the people of Selangor is required so as to not make drains and ditches an instant waste disposal site causing it to be ‘stuck and too full’,” he said.


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