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Work to pump out flood water has begun, says Selangor exco

Izham Hashim says 50 water pumps are being used in Klang alone.

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Authorities have begun the process of draining and channelling flood water to nearby rivers and large ditches with the use of water pumps.

State infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman Izham Hashim said since last night, the state government had taken delivery of several water pumps from various sources including the federal government and Irrigation and Drainage Departments of other states.

“These pumps were then sent to places in dire need such as Jalan Kebun Bunga, Batu Tiga and Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam, and water pumping work began last night,” he told reporters in Shah Alam today.

He said in Klang alone, more than 50 water pumps were being used for this purpose.

On power supply, he said out of some 900 to 1,000 power substations in Selangor, more than 400 substations are still out of order due to flood damage, causing electricity supply to be cut off in some areas.

Izham said the clean-up operation was now focused in post-flood areas, while evacuation work was being carried out in several places that had just experienced floods.

“Several places are currently flooded, for example in Kuala Selangor and Kuala Langat because the flood water is flowing downstream, and evacuation of the people living there has already started,” he said.

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