PORT DICKSON: The Negeri Sembilan government has ordered the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) to investigate residents’ claims regarding the flood warning sirens installed at Sungai Kelamah Peripheral Park, Gemas not working, last Saturday forcing them to evacuate.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said, it is possible that the heavy rain caused the flood warning sirens to be unable to be heard, just like what happened in Ampangan, Seremban.
“On the first day of the incident, I was at the temporary evacuation center (PPS) of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Kelamah until 2 am and saw the situation for myself.
“We will look into the matter (siren not sounding) and ask the DPS to investigate and increase the need to increase the sound of sirens installed in several districts in the state,” he said at a press conference after the Form 5A handover ceremony to eight residents of Kampung Chuah, here today. .
According to Amiruddin, this year the state government is also planning to add more sirens, especially in areas at risk of flooding.
Previously, the media reported that residents expressed their disappointment when the flood warning sirens at Sungai Kelamah Peripheral Park, Gemas failed to function, causing them to be forced to evacuate.
Based on information from JPS Negeri Sembilan, there are 22 flood warning systems installed in areas at risk in order to provide early warning to local residents in preparation for saving personal property and property.
Meanwhile, Aminuddin said that as of 8 this morning, Negeri Sembilan recorded a total of 2,037 flood victims involving 552 families in four districts, namely Tampin, Kuala Pilah, Jempol and Jelebu.
“Tampin disfigured the highest number of flood victims which was 1,400 people involving 396 families,” he said.
In the meantime, Amiruddin said that the route to the Transmitter Station at Gunung Telapak Buruk, Jelebu is still not passable for all vehicles following the landslide and that the repair work is being done in stages.