Non-stop efforts to help flood victims in Taman Sri Muda, says PM

EFFORTS to evacuate residents who are still trapped in their flooded houses in Taman Sri Muda area in Shah Alam, Selangor are being intensified with the use of 41 boats, 16 lorries and other assets, said Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture).

In his Facebook posting, Ismail Sabri said the evacuation of over 500 victims which began last Friday was being mounted by the rescue teams from the Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Puchong fire and rescue stations.

“I completely understand the public’s concern about the safety of those stranded by floods and as I have stressed before, rescue efforts are being intensified and rescue operations are being carried out non-stop,” he said.

The PM said the Social Welfare Department is also preparing cooked meals to be sent to victims at home and relief centres.

He said he would continue monitoring the development and pray for the flood situation to improve soon.

Ismail Sabri also thanked the security forces, relevant agencies, as well as volunteers, NGOs and every member of Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) who had been working tirelessly in helping the victims. —Bernama