BALING, Nov 7 – According to the Social Welfare Department on Saturday, flood waters have inundated 10 villages here necessitating evacuation since last night of 349 victims from 87 families to six relief centres. Its officer Syamsul Izrin Isahak said the victims are housed at Dewan Batu 48, Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Batu 42, Dewan Banggol Derum, Tadika Gua Reban, Dewan Charuk Syikin and Dewan Kampung Jenalik.
Among the 10 affected villages are Kampung Chenderai, Kampung Batu 8, Kampung Lahar, Kampung Banggol Derum, Kampung Tanjung Merbok and Kampung Jenalik. Meanwhile, district Fire and Rescue chief Mohd Naim Mat Jaafar said the operation to evacuate the victims began around 9 pm. He said the operation was carried out with the cooperation of the Royal Malaysian Police, Civil Defence Department, People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) and social welfare department.