KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 – The flood situation in Terengganu continued to improve this afternoon as there were lesser evacuees at the relief centres, but the numbers in Kelantan, Pahang and Johor remained. In TERENGGANU, the number of evacuees dropped further to 9,040 this afternoon from 10,051 in the morning, according to statistics from the Terengganu National Security Council (MKN).
The number of evacuees in Dungun this afernoon were at 4,289, Kemaman (4,570) and Kuala Terengganu (181). In KELANTAN, a state MKN spokesman said although the flood situation continued to improve, there were still many evacuees at the relief centres as they had lost their homes, or their houses were badly damaged or covered with mud.
Their number remained at 44,081 (from 10,753 families) at 178 relief centres since morning after a sharp drop from 81,458 last night. Tanah Merah district still had 14,184 evacuees, Tumpat (9,524), Kuala Krai (5,645), Kota Baharu (4,910), Machang (3,769), Pasir Mas (3,015), Gua Musang (3,006) and Pasir Puteh (28).
In Pahang, the number of evacuees remained at 50,272 like in the morning and housed at 232 relief centres in eight districts. Temerloh district had 21,773 evacuees, Pekan (13,425), Jerantut (4,776), Bera (3,174), Maran (3,021), Lipis (2,745), Kuantan (1,174) and Rompin (130).
In JOHOR, the number remained at 138 in two districts, namely Segamat (93) and Batu Pahat (45). However, in Perak, the number rose slightly to 7,360 in the afternoon, housed at 52 relief centres, from 7,313 this morning. According to a state MKN spokesman, Central Perak had 5,192 flood evacuees, Kuala Kangsar (1,231), Hulu Perak (762), Kerian (107) and Manjung (68).