Police advise the public to postpone leisure activities in areas at risk of surges
Terengganu Police Chief Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said the surge in water is an unpredictable phenomenon and signs before the event are difficult to identify, especially for those with less experience . — Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:07 PM MYT
KUALA BERANG, September 3 – The public, especially the local community, have been advised to temporarily postpone recreational activities in recreational areas, such as waterfalls and rivers, which are at risk of surges.
Terengganu Police Chief Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said the surge in water is an unpredictable phenomenon and signs before the event are difficult to identify, especially for those with less experience .
“We hope the local community can avoid visiting recreational places such as waterfalls and rivers. It’s not that we are closing these places, but rising water is an unpredictable situation because it can happen in a remote place and the signs are slow to come for us to receive them, and if it happens, it has a huge impact,” he said. .
He told reporters after leading the Innovation Product of Innovative and Creative Group (Amphibia Qber II) from Hulu Terengganu District Police Headquarters (IPD), Pengkalan Lawit, Tasik Kenyir near here today today.
Yesterday, a total of 32 people including 13 children were rescued after being trapped in a rising water incident at Lata Ulu Kasar, Sungai Tong in Setiu.
Setiu District Police Chief DSP Afandi Hussin said during the 5:30 p.m. incident, the phenomenon hit the recreation area where visitors bathed and camped, as well as six cars parked nearby.
In the meantime, Rohaimi called on district councils and related parties to enforce the law and put up surge warning signs, and notify the public in case an area needs to be cordoned off.
“We also suggest that some parties install emergency sirens, so that the public can be alerted to the occurrence of a power surge earlier, compared to the current warning sirens, which are used more for risk areas. flood,” he said. — Bernama