The works ministry is prepared for the possibility of floods following the warning issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) that major floods are expected to hit several states in the peninsular this November.
Works Minister Fadillah Yusof said the ministry's disaster operations room at the headquarters and in the districts involved would be immediately activated to monitor the situation.
"At the department and ministry levels, we need to take care of the infrastructure system so that roads are not cut off, especially in the event of a major flood. We want to ensure that there is a route that rescue and emergency teams can use to provide assistance and so on," he told reporters in Kepala Batas yesterday.
MetMalaysia had warned that the country would experience continuous heavy rain from mid-November onwards, leading to major floods at the end of the month.
Fadillah said his ministry would continuously monitor flood-affected roads to update road users of the latest situation and ensure that they avoid these routes.
"In addition, we will monitor to find out what form of assistance is needed and provide vehicles and other tools for the rescue teams at the district and state levels," he said.