KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 5 – Water levels at five main rivers in Terengganu are at dangerous levels, following continuous heavy rainfall today.
The situation poses risks for people living in low-lying areas surrounding Sungai Telemong at Kuala Ping in Hulu Terengganu; Sungai Nerus at Kampung Langkap; Sungai Setiu in Kampung Besut; and Sungai Chalok at the Chalok bridge in Setiu.
As of Press time, the Drainage and Irrigation Department’s website on floods (http://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my/) stated that the water level at Sungai Telemong had reached the danger level of 18.31m, exceeding the alert level by 0.61m.
The level is expected to reach 19.70m by 10pm tonight (Monday).
The department also warned that Sungai Nerus at Kampung Langkap had breached 20.44m, exceeding the alert level by 0.44m; while Sungai Setiu in Kampung Besut recorded 16.01m, exceeding by 0.01m; Sungai Besut at the Keruak bridge reached its danger mark of 33m; and Sungai Chalok at 8.41m, exceeding by 0.01m.
The department added that by 10pm, water level at Sungai Nerus was expected to reach the dangerous level of 21m, and at Sungai Chalok at the danger level of 8.33m. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd