The stormy weather in Malaysia in the past few days have caused some of the worst floods our country has ever experienced in recent years.

Following the severe flooding that happened on Tuesday in parts of Shah Alam and Klang, Sungai Klang in Selangor has reportedly reaching the warning level.

The flash floods in parts of Klang and Shah Alam on Tuesday were reportedly caused by the high tide phenomenon.
New Straits Times reported that the Drainage and Irrigation Department had issued an orange alert after the water level rose to 2.59m as of 9.15am today.

This warning level is reportedly only 0.41m shy of hitting the dangerous level.

The department’s Public Infobanjir website also issued a yellow alert for five rivers, including Sungai Perak which recorded a water level of 6.51m, Sungai Melaka (1.64m), Sungai Duyong, Melaka (1.27m), Sungai Bertam, Pahang, and Batang Baleh in Sarawak.

In case you didn’t know, there are three categories of alerts in this scenario – yellow, orange and red.

Yellow alerts are issued for water levels that don’t bring any immediate danger.

Orange alerts means it is high time that the flood-prone areas nearby prepare for potential flooding because the water has reached warning level and could enter the dangerous level at any time.

Red alerts indicate that the water has reached the riverbank and the surrounding areas have begun to flood.

No matter what happens, if you're living near a river or any low-land areas that are prone to flooding, always check for updates on the Drainage and Irrigation Department's website or call them at 03-4289 5505 should you need any help,