Almost 20,000 flood evacuees in five states as of 1pm


KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 19,591 people remained at evacuation centres in five flood-hit states in the peninsula as of 1 pm, according to statistics gleaned from the Social Welfare Department portal.

While the number of evacuees dropped slightly in Johor and Terengganu, it rose in Pahang, Perak and Kelantan.

Pahang had the highest number of evacuees at 10,739. They are being accommodated at 201 evacuation or relief centres in nine districts, of which Kuantan is the worst-affected with 3,276 evacuees.

Maran district had 1,895 evacuees at relief centres: Raub, 1,493; Jerantut, 1,259; Lipis, 1,119; Rompin, 742; Temerloh, 605; Bentong, 215 and Pekan, 135.

Several rivers in Pahang have breached the danger level, among them Sungai Jelai in Jeram Bungor and Kuala Medang, Lipis; Sungai Tembeling in Kuala Tahan; Sungai Pahang in Sungai Yap, Jerantut; and Sungai Kuantan in Pasir Kemudi and Pintasan Kuantan as well as Sungai Lepar at Jambatan Gelugor, all in Kuantan; Sungai Lipis in Batu Malim, Raub and Sungai Chini and Sungai Pahang in Paloh Hinai, Pekan.


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