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Saturday, 21 January 2017 | MYT 10:21 AM

Over 3,000 evacuated as floods worsen in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: The floods have worsened in Kelantan, requiring the evacuation of 3,232 people in seven districts as at 8am Saturday.

The evacuees, from 866 families, are being housed at 35 relief centres in the districts of Kota Baru, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Bachok, Machang, Tanah Merah and Tumpat, according to the Social Welfare Department's "infobanjir" app.

The data on the number of evacuees, families and relief centres is as follows:

Kota Baru - 1,345 evacuees from 341 families at 10 relief centres.

Pasir Mas - 688 evacuees from 185 families at 13 relief centres.

Pasir Puteh - 632 evacuees from 180 families at six relief centres.

Bachok - 295 evacuees from 86 families at one relief centre.

Machang - 101 evacuees from 28 families at one relief centre.

Tanah Merah - 99 evacuees from 27 families at three relief centres.

Tumpat - 72 evacuees from 19 families at one relief centre.

The Kelantan state government portal reported that the level of Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang was 9.95m at 8am, which is above the warning point of 9m. - Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Kelantan , floods


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