KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 – The situation in flood-hit Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Johor and Sabah has continued to improve, with only 3,338 evacuees in relief centres in these states as at 8 am today. In KELANTAN, 908 people from 213 families were being housed at 15 relief centres. Of these, 878 people from 205 families were at 14 centres in Kuala Krai and 30 people from eight families at one centre in Machang.
In PAHANG, the number of evacuees dropped to 772 at two centres in Temerloh compared to 930 at three centres last night. A spokesman of the Pahang Police flood operations room said the two relief centres were Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Kapor and Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Bakti.
In PERAK, the number of evacuees dropped to 1,605 from 438 families compared to 1,689 from 458 families last night. A spokesman of the Perak National Security Council (NSC) said there were 1,388 evacuees in the Perak Tengah district, 183 in Hilir Perak and 34 in Hulu Perak.
In JOHOR, the state flood operations control room said only one family of five still remained at the relief centre at the Kampung Spang Loi community hall in Mukim Buloh Kasap, Segamat. In SABAH, 48 people from 15 families remained at two relief centres – at the Kusilad and Kampung Sinukab Kanibongan community halls – in Pitas.
Pitas district officer Bubudan Oti Majalau said the evacuees, from Kampung Tamilidon, Kampung Saab and Kampung Boribi Darat Kanibongan, were expected to return to their homes soon. Up to 121 evacuees at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Rukom relief centre were allowed to return to their homes early today. Kudat district officer Sapdin Ibrahim said the floods in the district had receded fully.