KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 — The federal government will have to revise its national flood mitigation plans following unprecedented floods that hit Penang and killed seven people, a minister said today.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the heavy downpour in the state even hit locations thought to be safe.
“This means the government will have to relook at the meteorological data gathered from Penang and factor that into the new national flood mitigation framework, which was only drafted in 2014 following the floods that hit the East Coast states.
“Now we need to relook into the whole thing because of what happened in Penang,” Wan Junaidi told a press conference held after a briefing by the National Irrigation Department here.
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