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Flash Flood: Damage to Infrastructure Estimated at Rm1 Million

Losses involving damage to infrastructure in several districts in Negeri Sembilan due to flash floods following heavy rain on Tuesday, are estimated to reach RM1 million.

According to Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun, the full and detailed report is currently being coordinated at the District and State Disaster Management Committee level.

Yesterday’s heavy rain event with high intensity was recorded causing the water level to rise along the Linggi River Basin until it exceeded the danger level. It further resulted in flash floods in several areas in Seremban, Rembau and Port Dickson within two hours with rainfall ranging from 75 millimeters to 93 millimeters.

The amount of damage includes cliffs and landslides, however the flood this time is not as bad as in 2021. Post-flood assistance such as cleaning houses, handing over food kits and basic assistance has been implemented for all victims affected by this incident.

The media previously reported that two temporary evacuation centers (PPS) have been opened so far involving the PPS at Balai Raya Permatang Pasir, Port Dickson and another opened at 12.30pm on Wednesday at Surau Kampung Nerambai, Lubok China, Rembau making a total of 70 victims.

In the meantime, Aminuddin also advised all residents not to throw garbage into the river which ultimately affects the river’s ecosystem and can affect the water treatment plant. Don’t make the river a place to get angry because you are lazy to throw it where it should be. Throw in the river eventually the river is dirty. Previously, the Linggi Plant which supplies water to the Port Dickson area had to be closed for cleaning work due to rubbish.