Natural Disaster

More flood victims recorded in Kedah

In Selangor, the number of flood evacuees remained at 184 people from 51 families this evening. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood evacuees in Kedah has risen slightly but the situation has improved in Kelantan, Melaka and Johor while it remains unchanged in Selangor.

In Kedah, the number of evacuees rose to 53 people from 13 families with one relief centre opening in Bandar Baharu, at Surau Kampung Berjaya, housing 13 people from three families, as of 8pm, compared to 42 people from 11 families this evening.

“Heavy rain caused the water level to rise, affecting three houses in Kampung Berjaya in Bagan Samak sub-district. The drainage system that is stuck also caused water to flow too slowly,” Kedah civil defence force’s disaster management committee secretariat division chief Suhaimi Mohd Zain said in a statement, adding that the centre at Sungai Seluang Mosque in Kulim was housing 40 people from 10 families.

In Selangor, the number of flood evacuees in the state remained at 184 people from 51 families since this evening.

Three relief centres are still open, SK Sungai Sireh, SMK Jeram and SJKC Yuk Chih, Batang Berjuntai.

In Kelantan, the number of evacuees dropped to 2,036 people from 688 families as of 8pm compared to 2,090 people from 692 families this evening.

They are being housed in eight relief centres in Pasir Mas district, and the water level at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang had exceeded the warning level.

In Melaka, the number of evacuees dropped to 59 people from 16 families as of 8pm compared to 64 people from 18 families this evening.

The evacuees are being housed in two centres, 48 people from 13 families in Alor Gajah district and 11 people from three families in Melaka Tengah district.

The evacuees were evacuated from Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Bukit Balai, Kampung Pulau, Kampung Belimbing, Pengkalan, Kampung Panchor and Taman Tamby Chik Karim.

In Johor, evacuees in four flood-hit districts, Tangkak, Kluang, Segamat and Pontian dropped to 343 people as of 8pm from 346 people this evening.

The district disaster management committee said in a statement that 39 people were at Balai Raya Kampung Batu Badak, Dewan Komuniti Tasek, Segamat (14); Dewan Utama Kampung Ithnin Maarof (32) in Kluang; SK Melayu Raya, Pontian (15); SK Simpang 5 Darat (135) and Sekolah Agama Simpang 5 Darat (108).

The weather in several districts in the state, including Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi and Mersing, was reported to be cloudy.

In Perak, the disaster management committee secretariat said that eight centres were open as of 10pm, housing a total of 447 people from 128 families.

Five new centres in Perak Tengah district are housing 202 people from 60 families, while two centres in Manjung district are housing 105 people from 30 families, and the centres in Larut, Matang and Selama districts are housing nine people from three families.

Source: More flood victims recorded in Kedah-FMT

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