Heavy rain causes four Terengganu rivers to breach danger level

According to the portal of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), the levels of three rivers in Setiu and one in Besut had breached the danger point. ― Picture via Twitter/bernamadotcom
According to the portal of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), the levels of three rivers in Setiu and one in Besut had breached the danger point. ― Picture via Twitter/bernamadotcom

KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 29 ― Incessant heavy rain in Setiu and Besut since last night caused rising level of rivers in both districts this morning and closing of roads to all vehicles.

According to the portal of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), the levels of three rivers in Setiu and one in Besut had breached the danger point.

The level of Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap at 10.45 am was 21.26 metres, above the danger point of 21 metres.

It said Sungai Setiu in Kampung Besut (17.87 metres), Sungai Chalok in Chalok bridge (8.48 metres) and Sungai Besut in Kampung La (23.01 metres) were above the warning levels of 17.5 metres, 8.40 metres and 21.8 metres respectively.

It is also reported that several rivers in Hulu Terengganu and Dungun exceeded the alert and warning levels.

According to the Setiu Disaster Management Secretariat, currently, Jalan Permaisuri towards Hulu Seladang had been closed to all vehicles after floodwaters rose to 0.8 metre.

Jalan Jertih/Pasir Akar/ Keruak were flooded to a depth of 0.35 metre and were closed to light vehicles.

Meanwhile in Kota Baru, the portal said at 11am, the levels of Sungai Jenob in Tanah Merah and Sungai Golok in Pasir Mas were 22.16 metres and 7.64 metres respectively, all above the normal points of 19 metres and five metres. ― Bernama