05 December 2008

"Expect massive floods in Johor": impact on Chek Jawa?

In early 2007, there was mass deaths on Chek Jawa following massive flooding in Johor.
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More about this event and a study on its effects on marine life on Chek Jawa.

The Malaysian media yesterday warned the public to brace for massive flooding in Johor this coming weekend.

Expect another round of massive floods
Ian McIntyre, The Star 4 Dec 08;
KOTA BARU: The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has warned of the possibility of another round of massive floods here and in northern Johor and Malacca.

DID national hydrology and water resources division director Datuk Lim Chow Hock said that based on the Meteorological Department’s latest forecast, heavy rain is expected in the east coast states, including northern Johor and Malacca, starting Friday.

He said heavy rain is expected to continue on the weekend and by Sunday, some parts -- especially low-line areas -- could be flooded.

He warned the public to make early preparations and to listen to radio and television broadcasts for the latest updates.

They could also refer to the DID website.

Department Upgrades Heavy Rain Warning To Orange
Bernama 6 Dec 08;
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The Meteorological Department has upgraded the weather alert from yellow to orange, with moderate and occasional heavy rain in Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang to continue until Monday.

In Kelantan, the areas involved are Kota Baharu, Tumpat, Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Machang, Jeli and Kuala Krai while in Terengganu, the areas are Besut, Setiu, Dungun, Kemaman, Marang and Hulu Terengganu, it said in a statement.

Similar weather condition is also expected to occur over Jerantut, Kuantan, Maran and Pekan in Pahang.

A yellow rain warning, with moderate rain and occasional heavy rain has also been issued for Bera and Rompin in Pahang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka from this morning to continue until Monday.

The condition can cause flooding in low-lying areas.

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