PUTRAJAYA: In anticipation of the second wave of floods that is expected to hit Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak soon, the Fire and Rescue Department would be reviewing its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). To date, 12,000 Fire and Rescue Department personnel are have had their annual leave frozen indefinitely and have been asked to be on standby around the clock. According to Wan Mohd, his department will be focusing more on the flood rescue operations in the East Coast at the beginning of the second phase. "If you look at the current weather forecast, the second wave will hit the East Coast before travelling down south to Johor, then crossing over to Sabah and Sarawak," he said. With the official arrival of the monsoon season, Wan Mohd advised the public not to panic.
Source: New Strait Times November 14, 2017 08:15 UTC