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121 landslides nationwide during northeast monsoon 2021/2022

Authorities say appropriate action is being taken on the matter.

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A total of 121 landslide incidents were reported nationwide during the northeast monsoon 2021/2022 based on the latest report by the Department of Mineral and Geosciences (JMG),

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said JMG, in collaboration with the Public Works Department (PWD) and Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), has and is taking appropriate action on the matter.

“JMG and PWD have been asked to coordinate landslide reporting so that it is more comprehensive and also involves slope areas under the supervision of local authorities,” Nadma said in a statement.

In the meantime, the agency said the Selangor state disaster management committee (JPBN) and the housing and local government ministry had been instructed to identify the best solution to accommodate residents who need to vacate their houses due to landslides where the building structure is unsafe to live in.

On the yellow alert of continuous rain issued by the Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) on Tuesday, it said JPBN and district state disaster management committees have been ordered to increase their preparedness level to ensure smooth disaster management operations.

It said police as the commanders of on-scene command posts (PKTK) must coordinate preparations for the floods that are expected to occur with all responding agencies involved.

Following the flash floods reported in Sipitang, Sabah, all responding agencies in the state have instructed to be prepared to act and to set up PKTK.

Residents, especially in flood-prone areas, are urged to be alert to instructions from the authorities, and to obtain current information and warnings from publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my or on Facebook (PubliclnfoBanjir) or Twitter (@JPS InfoBanjir).

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