Kubang Pasu residents might face floods

Residents in the Kubang Pasu district, especially those areas affected by the big floods in 2005, are advised to be prepared and as far as possible to move quickly to a safer place because the water level is expected to rise within the next six hours (from 11.30am today).

District Officer Datuk Noh Dahya said the report from the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) showed that the water level in Kubang Pasu would rise due to water flow from the Padang Terap district.

“Within six hours from 11.30 this morning, the water level will rise and possibly there will be a major flood such as the one in 2005, so we advise all residents to be prepared.

“So far, almost the whole district is affected and residents in 33 villages in 16 mukim had been evacuated to relief centres,” he told Bernama, here today.

He said the water level in all Mada canals and rivers in the district had exceeded the danger level.

In 2005, more than 11,000 residents were affected by the flood in Kubang Pasu.

– Bernama