Cars submerged after floods hit Kampar, Perak.
KAMPAR: Floods hit this district south of Ipoh resulting in the increase in the number of evacuees from seven flooded villages here to 364.
Kampar Fire and Rescue Service chief Mohd Yamin Naib said they comprised 95 families and were being housed at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kampar.
The affected families were from Kampung Baru Kuala Dipang, Kampung Batu 20, Kampung Nyior, Kampung Kuala Dipang, Kampung Chabang 2, Kampung Pasir and Kampung Malaya, he said in a statement on Thursday.
Mohd Yamin said the floodwaters were receding and the evacuees were expected to return to their homes soon.
According to Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, the state government had asked authorities to determine whether the floods were caused by the shallow Kampar and Dipang rivers, or the heavy rain.
The Perak Drainage and Irrigation Department had been instructed to inspect the banks of the two rivers to ensure that they did not give way and flood the riverine villages, Zambry told reporters after visiting the evacuees at the school.
He said the Social Welfare Department would work out the aid to be given to the evacuees.
Asked about the flood situation in the Batang Padang district, Zambry said floods had affected about 200 people in Kampung Baru Chenderiang and Kampung Batu 3, Temoh, but they were not evacuated. - Bernama