KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The number of flood victims in Kelantan has risen to 93,407 this morning from over 80,000 yesterday, while there is little change in Terengganu, Pahang and Perak. In KELANTAN, Kota Baharu district has recorded the highest number of flood victims at 42,469 from 9,663 families housed at 62 relief centres.
The flood waters have subsided a little in Kota Baharu while the weather is cloudy. Tumpat district has also been badly hit by floods, with 21,396 victims housed at 31 relief centres, followed by Gua Musang (7,529/24) and Pasir Mas (6,319/25). In PAHANG, the number of flood victims dropped slightly to 33,601 as at 8am today from 33,643 in nine districts last night.
A state police headquarters’ flood operations room spokesman, when contacted, said Kuantan now had 8,474 flood avacuees, Maran (3,693), Jerantut (6,657), Raub (221), Lipis (2,647), Rompin (13), Pekan (3,928), Temerloh (6,965) and Bera (1,003). In TERENGGANU, the number dropped to 33,990 this morning from 34,709 last night in the affected areas including Kuala Terengganu, Hulu Terengganu and Besut.
In JOHOR, 475 flood victims from 119 families are still housed at nine relief centres this morning. The state Disaster Operations Control Centre said that up to 8am today, four relief centres had been opened in Kluang, two in Batu Pahat and one each in Muar, Segamat and Kota Tinggi.
Jalan Bukit Tempurung in Segamat is reportedly still cut off this morning, while the water level in two rivers, Sungai Sembrong at Batu 2, Kluang and Sungai Ladang Chaah in Segamat, have reached the danger levels. In PERAK, the number of flood evacuees in Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Central Perak and Kerian rose to 7,513 (1,968 families) this morning from 7,010 last night.
According to a Perak National Security Council (KMN) spokesman, they were all housed at 56 relief centres – 25 in Kuala Kangsar, Central Perak (19), Hulu Perak (11) and Kerian (one). In Central Perak, the number of flood victims increased to 3,808 (1,027 families) from 3,479 (971 families) last night.
In Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Siput, there were 2,778 (697 families), 722 (183 families) in Hulu Perak and 205 (61 families) in Kerian at the relief centres this morning. In PERLIS, a state MKN spokesman said there were only 34 flood victims from 10 families still in the relief centres at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abi, Kangar as at 9am today.