General : Terengganu Recovers From Floods, Only One District Still Affected

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 (Bernama) — Terengganu has almost recovered from floods with 2,917 victims left in Dungun as at noon compared to 4,359 victims this morning.

According to the National Security Council (NSC) portal, only three flood relief centres are still operating in Dungun while those in other districts have been closed.

Bernama reported good weather and receding water levels in Kemaman which allowed most of the flood evacuees to return home and begin clean-up activities.

Meanwhile, in KELANTAN, flood situations are seen to improve with 27,282 victims this afternoon compared to 28,087 victims this morning.

A spokesman from the Kelantan Social Welfare Department said the victims from 6,830 families are still seeking shelter in 151 relief centres in seven districts.

So far, the district of Tanah Merah has recorded 14,184 victims, Tumpat (976 people), Kuala Krai (5,645 people), Kota Baharu (635 people), Machang (2,555 people), Pasir Mas (281 people), Gua Musang (3,006 people).

In PERAK, the number of flood victims has increased this afternoon with 7,513 people compared to 7,400 this morning.

A spokesman from the Perak NSC said, however, two flood relief centres in Kerian namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bukit Merah and SK Alor Pongsu which sheltered 104 victims have been closed.

The spokesman said Perak Tengah still has the highest number of victims, with 5,216 people from 1,444 families, while 1,145 victims were recorded in Kuala Kangsar, Hulu Perak (758 people), Manjung (128 people) and Hilir Perak (266 people).

Meanwhile, in PAHANG and JOHOR, no changes were seen this afternoon and the number of flood evacuees in relief centres remain the same as this morning.

In PAHANG, a total of 44,591 victims still remain in 203 flood relief centres involving eight districts as at this afternoon.

A spokesman from the Pahang Contingent Police Headquarters Flood Operations Room said Temerloh houses the highest number of victims, with 20,962 people in 69 relief centres followed by Pekan (10,964 people in 36 centres), Jerantut (4,549 people, 38 centres), Bera (3,303 people, 19 centres), Maran (2,454 people, 21 centres), Lipis (1,252 people, 15 centres), Kuantan (1,058 people, four centres) and Rompin (49 people, one centre).

Meanwhile, in JOHOR, the number of victims remain at 138 people from 32 families.

A spokesman from the Johor Disaster Operations Control Centre said six relief centres are still active, namely one in Batu Pahat and five in Segamat.


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