KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The flood situation in Jeli, Kelantan, has fully recovered, but the number of flood evacuees recorded in other districts in the state remained the highest among other flood-hit states in the country.
In KELANTAN, 124,966 people from 30,131 families were still taking shelter at 306 relief centres statewide this afternoon compared with 111,376 people from 27,455 families recorded earlier. Kota Baru still had the most number of evacuees with 42,469 people, followed by Pasir Mas (23,568), Kuala Krai (23,169), Tumpat (21,396), Gua Musang (7,529), Tanah Merah (3,546), Machang (3,097) and Pasir Puteh (192).
In TERENGGANU, the number of flood victims recorded a slight increase to 36,410 people from 36,158 recorded earlier. According to the Terengganu National Secutity Council’s portal, Kemaman still had 24,497 flood evacuees, followed by Dungun (10,938), Kuala Terengganu (770) and Hulu Terengganu (205).
In PAHANG, the latest statistics on flood victims had yet to be obtained, but as at 8am, a total of 33,601 were registered at 328 relief centres in nine districts statewide. As at 2pm, the East Coast Expressway (LPT) concessionaire announced that the route between Kuantan and Karak (both directions) was still closed to all traffic.
The Lanchang – Maran stretch of the LPT is still impassable to traffic as the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) tweeted at about 7pm that it was still flooded at Km126 (Temerloh). “Water levels do not show signs of receding,” the tweet said. In JOHOR, 465 people from 117 families were left at relief centres in five districts this afternoon.
According to the State Disaster Operation Command Centre, 10 relief centres in the state were still in operation, including the one which was recently opened in Mukim Rimba Terjun in Pontian. In PERAK, the number of people evacuated due to floods in Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Central Perak and Kerian dropped slightly to 7,581 this afternoon from 7,587 recorded earlier.