Flood-affected students can wear regular clothing to school

banjir-sekolah-perlisKANGAR: Students in flood-affected areas in Perlis are allowed to wear regular clothing to school tomorrow.

The Perlis Education Department, in a statement today, advised parents to ensure their children do not miss classes and attend school as usual.

“They do not have to worry about damaged books and stationery. It is more important that the students attend school as usual tomorrow,” it said.

Meanwhile, the State Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) advised the public, especially children, not to play near river banks, especially at Sungai Korok, Sungai Abi, Sungai Santan, Sungai Perlis and also the Lencongan Utara channel, due to the high water-level and strong currents.

The department said heavy rain in the state caused the water level at the Timah Tasoh Dam in Beseri, near here, to rise to the danger level of 29.91 metres last night.

Following that, the department had to release water from the dam into the rivers to bring the dam water level back to normal.