KOTA BAHRU, NOV 19 – People who live in flood-prone areas are advised to move ahead in order to avoid any untoward incident. Director of Fire and Rescue Department Kelantan, Azmi Osman, said that so far his side move 55 victims of two colonies of Pasir Puteh and Kota Baharu to evacuation centers respectively.
“People are asked to be more sensitive to the current situation and see if water conditions are increasing, immediately move to a safe area, concerned with the soul of the property. “Until now, based on our observations and recommendation of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and the Meteorological Department, the position of the main river’s water level is still below the danger level,” he told reporters when met at evacuation centers at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tiong here , today.
He said the water level in the major rivers in the country are expected to increase due to unpredictable weather conditions. A total of 25 people were evacuated in flood relief centers in the National School Endowments Raja, Pasir Puteh, while 34 were transferred at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tiong in Kota Baharu involving 11 families altogether.
According to the official portal infobanjir.water.gov.my, reading water Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang reportedly surpassed warning this afternoon 8:32 meter readings, past warnings 8 meters (danger 9 meters). Other rivers still have not reached the warning level. No major roads closed due to flooding and no casualties have been reported so far.
Meanwhile in Pahang, All six families from Kampung Cherating Baru in Kuantan transferred overnight after their homes were flooded were allowed to return about 11 hours of this morning. They are made up of four men and two women were transferred to the National Primary Schools Cherating at 4 pm yesterday, after their homes were flooded as high as two meters.
According to the Operations Room spokesman Pahang police headquarters no new transfer records do for other areas in Pahang so far. Meanwhile, the website of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia show all major water levels in Pahang until 5pm is at normal levels. A total of 629 transplant centers are available in this country to face the flood season, the number of victims estimated that up to 140,000 people could be accommodated.