Natural Disaster

Almost 14,000 flood evacuees in 3 states

by Bernama

Rescue workers helping to transport a senior citizen from her house in Kampung Rancangan Cocos, Pamol, to a temporary relief centre in Paitan, Sabah. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 13,827 people in Johor, Sabah and Pahang affected by the floods are currently housed in 73 temporary relief centres (PPS) as of 8am.

In Johor, the number of flood evacuees increased slightly to 3,480 people compared with the 3,328 reported last night. They are currently being housed at 35 PPS in several districts statewide.

Mersing recorded the highest number of evacuees at 1,792 people, followed by Kluang (780), Kota Tinggi (417), Batu Pahat (209), Segamat (115) and Tangkak (15).

Meanwhile, four rivers in the state have passed the danger level, namely Sungai Lenik in Ladang Chaah, Segamat with a reading of 5.96m; Sungai Kahang in Kampung Contoh, Kluang (14.53m); Sungai Muar in Bukit Kepong, Muar (3.33m) and Sungai Endau, Mersing (2.90m).

Meanwhile, in Sabah, the number of flood evacuees in the state increased slightly to 10,347 people compared with 10,312 people recorded last night. They have been placed in 34 PPS in six districts.

Another PPS in Lahad Datu was opened at 9pm last night to accommodate 23 people.

A total of 2,160 people are currently being housed at nine PPS in Pitas, with another 664 people at nine PPS in Paitan.

In Tawau, 109 people have sought shelter at one PPS, while in Telupig 21 people have been placed in two PPS.

In Pahang, the number of flood victims in Rompin remained unchanged at 353 people with four PPS still operating, namely PPS Kampung Setajam for 165 people, PPS Kampung Rekoh (122), PPS Balai Raya Bukit Lepas (40) and PPS Balai Raya Kampung Denai (26).

Sungai Keratong in Rompin recorded a reading of 24.36m, compared with 24.45m last night. It is a slight drop but still exceeded the danger level of 23m.

Source: Almost 14,000 flood evacuees in 3 states-FMT

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