ALOR SETAR — The Civil Defence Power (APM) has issued an advisory to the general public stating they need to avoid the Lata Bayu waterfall in Asam Jawa, Baling throughout the present unpredictable climate and monsoon transitional part.
Kedah APM Catastrophe Operations Division chief Capt Saifuddin Abdullah mentioned the Lata Bayu waterfall is on the listing of 39 recreation areas recognized as sizzling spots at excessive threat of water surge phenomenon within the state.
He mentioned the newest water surge phenomenon in Lata Bayu occurred on Aug 31 after a heavy downpour and trapped two ladies, who had been thankfully rescued.
“The general public have to be cautious when visiting leisure areas for picnics or tenting, particularly the Lata Bayu waterfall, because it is among the areas inclined to mess flows in Baling,” he informed a press convention, right here in the present day.
Saifuddin mentioned the Baling district has the very best recorded at-risk for water surge areas with 11 spots adopted by six in Yan and 5 in Sik.
“Along with Lata Bayu, the ten different high-risk areas in Baling are Kuala Kedua, Lata Bukit Hijau, Teratak Simpul, Lata Celak Iboi, Air Panas Ulu Legong, Lubuk Badak, Sungai Pam, Lata Baling, Lubuk Pedati and Lata Nering,” he mentioned.
He added that 1,100 state APM personnel are on standby to be mobilised to deal with flash floods anticipated throughout the transitional part of the Northeast Monsoon.
“A complete of 357 high-risk flood areas have been recognized, notably alongside the Sungai Muda basin, and within the Kulim, Baling, Kuala Muda, Bandar Baharu, Kota Setar and Kubang Pasu districts,” he mentioned. — BERNAMA