Seremban: The Negeri Sembilan Irrigation and Drainage Department (JPS) has prepared 22 flood warning siren stations and 10 closed circuit cameras (CCTV) as a measure to deal with the risk of flooding in the state.
Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said that 64 telemetry rain stations and 16 telemetry water stations were also provided.
According to him, all stations and equipment are connected to the State Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (PRABN) here.
“The data obtained by PRABN will enable JPS Negeri Sembilan to forecast as well as provide an early forecast if there is a risk of flooding.
“Based on a weather study by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) expect a high amount of rainfall in the near term until the end of this year, which will increase the risk of flooding in the state, especially in low-lying areas.
“Therefore, the state government through JPS Negeri Sembilan is making thorough preparations through the station facilities and equipment as a preliminary step in the event of a flood,” he said in a statement here today.
Earlier last month, MetMalaysia in a statement predicted that the country will experience continuous heavy rain from mid-November, leading to major floods at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, JPS Director of Negeri Sembilan Saari Abdullah said, his party will ensure that all rain station facilities and water level stations work well, especially in the 81 focus locations of flood areas.
He said, his party gives priority to areas that have the potential to occur repeatedly.
“Close monitoring is done in certain areas that are prone to flooding, especially if it involves collapsed banks, collapsed bridges and shallow pipelines.
“Even though river maintenance activities have been done, there is a possibility of flooding if there is high rainfall,” he said.