Monday, August 16, 2010

Wet week ahead for all states, says Met Dept 93Z6E2GM3BAK

The following news is taken from a report by The Star on Monday. Precautionary actions should be taken during this wet season.

"Showers and thunderstorms are expected over the peninsula until Aug 21, with early morning rain in coastal areas on the West coast,” said a meteorological officer Sunday.
The officer also said eastern parts of Sabah, like Sandakan and Kudat, would continue to be wet while the west coast and interior divisions would experience thunderstorms and afternoon showers.
Sarawak would also be facing wet weather with all divisions having coastal morning showers and then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Fire stations in flood prone areas have also been alerted, said Fire and Rescue Department section chief of operations and rescue.
"The department is ready to respond to all calls and will respond promptly," he said.
Meanwhile, PLUS Expressways Bhd corporate communications department general manager Khalilah Datuk Mohd Talha reminded motorists using highways in wet weather to reduce their speed and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
She also reminded motorists to switch on their headlights and not their hazard lights when driving.


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