KUALA LEUMPUR, January 4 The Environment and Water Ministry has been asked by the National Disaster Management Agency to improve the flood warning system. According to Nadma, the warning sound must be louder and distinct from other sirens.
It stated that this was one of the key decisions made at the Post-North-east Monsoon Flood Disaster Management Task Force’s (MTL) special meeting presided over by Prime Minister Datuk Sei Ismail Sabri Yanakob.
It stated that post-disaster initiatives included Kasas actions to monitor bunds that were not properly maintained to address the problem of flooding which often occurred in many areas.
The statement stated that states that have entered the post-disaster stage are asked to meet with the district Drainage and Irrigation Departments (JPS) in order to assess the affected areas.
Nadma stated that the prime minister also directed the distribution process for Bantuan Wang Itsan (BWI), to be simplified. All menteris besar, or chief ministers, should ensure that each district office facilitates the distribution of the aid using multiple methods.
As of today at 5pm, the number flood victims at relief centers (PPS) in Pahang and Johor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Pahang has fallen, while the number at Terengganu Sabah and Selangor is unchanged.
According to Nadma’s report, flood operations across the country involved 17,223 responder agencies with 3,251 combined assets. Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Department had distributed 544.064 food packs, which were distributed three-times a day to flood victims.
It stated that the PKOBs of the state and the district were required to notify the national PKOB about any landslide incidents that could affect settlements and necessitate immediate evacuation and coordination.
At 10:01 a.m., January 4, 2022 the Minerals and Geoscience Department JMG reported 245 incidents involving landslides across the country. This was an increase of two locations (Negri Sembilan 1. Selangor 1), while JKR, the Public Works Department, reported 61 incidents involving slope and road collapses in MTL 2021/2022.
Nadma also reported that 1,020 (or 97%) of the 1,048 units of communication infrastructure were repaired, while the restoration of the remaining 28 was still underway. Bernama