CAMERON HIGHLANDS – The water level at Sultan Abu Bakar Dam in Lembah Bertam is reported to be at normal level at 3,498 metres as at 10.30 am this morning.
Cameron Highlands police chief, DSP Wan Zahari Wan Busu said the water level has stabilised after the heavy intermittent rain stopped last night.
He added that yesterday the water level at the dam was at 3,500 metres which was the normal level.
“If the water level at the dam exceeded 3,500 metres, it will be categorised as a dangerous level.
“However, residents around Lembah Bertam and Ringlet need not worry as the Fire and Rescue Department and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) are closely monitoring the stituation at the dam,” he said when contacted by Bernama here, today.
Meanwhile, a Bernama survey at Ringlet Multipurpose Community Hall this morning found flood evacuees had been allowed to return to home to clean up their houses after the flood.
However, the villagers were still not allowed to stay in their homes due to the uncertain weather and were only allowed to return home for cleaning up purposes.
As at this morning, the weather here was reported to be fair.
In the 6.30 pm incident on Wednesday, residents on the banks of Sungai Bertam near here were ordered to evacuate when water from the Sultan Abu Bakar Dam was released in stages following heavy rain.
Meanwhile Ringlet town was also hit by flash floods when water from a nearby river overflowed its banks after an hour-long heavy downpour.
In the incident on Wednesday, five people were killed while five more were injured. – BERNAMA