Floods in Terengganu: 140 victims evacuated to seven PPS


KUALA TERENGGANU – Since floods hit Terengganu two days ago, there is not much change in the situation with a slight increase in the number of evacuees to 140 people, involving 54 families, as of 8am today, from 135 people (44 families) at 4 pm yesterday.

However, the flood has spread to Besut, making it the third district to be affected, where a relief centre (PPS) was opened Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Baharu yesterday to accommodate 10 victims (four families).

According to a statement issued by the Terengganu State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, there are seven PPS currently operating, namely four in Setiu, Kuala Nerus (two) and Besut (one).

“In Setiu, the number of victims has dropped following the closure of two PPS, namely at Masjid Kampung Merbau Menyusut and Balai Raya Kampung Bari Besar after all the evacuees returned home.

“Currently, the PPS at Masjid Gong Terap recorded the highest number of evacuees, totalling 56 victims (33 families), followed by Masjid Chalok Kedai (19 victims from four families), Balairaya Kampung Bukit Mak Som (13 victims from two families) and SK Kampung Besut ( eight victims from four families),” it said.

In Kuala Nerus, 28 people from six families are still at the PPS at SK Kompleks Mengabang Telipot , wile six families are at Surau Mak Jintan.