Number of flood victims drops in Kelantan, unchanged in four states

KUALA LUMPUR – There was a drop in the number of flood victims in Kelantan this morning, while the situation remained unchanged in Pahang, Terengganu, Johor and Perak.

In KELANTAN, State Disaster Management Committee (JBPN), in a statement, said the number of flood victims housed in seven temporary relief centres (PPS) in Pasir Mas decreased to 1,814 people from 565 families, compared to 1,882 people from 593 families last night.

Of the total, 712 victims are taking shelter at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tok Deh, SK Kedai Tanjong (34), SK Gual Periok (516), Masjid Mukim Padang Licin (57), Putat Tujoh PPS (142), SK Kubang Kual (189) and SK Sri Kiambang (164).

In PAHANG, the JPBN secretariat said the number of evacuees remained at 141 people from 36 families, who are currently housed at the SK Sinar Mutiara PPS in Sungai Miang, Pekan.

The Meteorological Department predicted that the district will experience rain throughout the day while Sungai Keratong in Rompin is still at over the danger level while Sungai Triang in Bera is at the warning level.

Meanwhile, in TERENGGANU, the JPBN secretariat said that SK Atas Tol in Kuala Terengganu is the only PPS currently operating, housing 20 people from five families.

In JOHOR, the number of flood victims stood at 91, with 21 families taking shelter at three PPS in Segamat, namely Balai Raya Kampung (Kg) Batu Badak, Balai Raya Kg Kuala Paya and Dewan Komuniti Kg Tasek, while three families at the PPS in Kg Lubuk, Mersing as at 8 am.

The flood situation in PERAK also remained unchanged, with only one PPS open at SK Sungai Tiang Darat this morning.

The JPBN secretariat said the PPS houses 15 victims from seven families from Kg Sungai Belakang, Kg Sungai Tiang and Kg Sungai Nipah Darat. – Bernama