Warning wail: Over 500 flood alert sirens being built in hotspots nationwide

Published on 20 Mar 2023 4:47:35 PM

526 flood warning sirens are being built in phases across hotspots in the country by the Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID), says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister said during Question Time in Parliament on Monday (March 20), and in reply to Che Alias Hamid (PN-Kemaman), who asked about flood hotspots areas that are being fitted with warning systems, Nik Nazmi said phase two of the development of the flood warning and forecasting programme (PRAB) involves 38 river basins will be fully operational nationwide by 2025.

Lee Chean Chung (PH-Petaling Jaya) then asked a supplementary question on whether or not SMS alerts will be used to issue flood warnings, to which Nik Nazmi replied that the ministry is considering allowing SMS and also WhatsApp to be used to warn potential victims.

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