Ipoh district police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan when met at the location however said the event on Aug 31 will proceed as various agencies have been tasked to repair the damage caused by the storm.
“We received information from the district control centre at about 5.45pm on Wednesday (Aug 30) that several areas in Sungai Senam, including the stadium, were hit by a storm.
“No injuries have been reported, only reports of upturned trees and preparations for the celebration have also been affected,” he said, adding that the main and guest tents as well as the lamp posts had collapsed.
Yahaya said those involved in repairing the damage are agency personnel including the Fire Department, People’s Volunteer Corps, Civil Defence Force, Public Works Department, Ipoh City Council, district office and police.
“We will ensure that the celebration tomorrow will proceed with the cooperation of everyone,” he said.
Earlier, photos and videos of the incident went viral on social media.
Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah is scheduled to attend the celebration. – Bernama