Floods in Terengganu subsides, more evacuees return home


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Dec 2013

KUALA TERENGGANU: The flood situation in Terengganu is improving with the total number of victims evacuated to relief centres dropping to 3,081 (718 families) tonight compared to 13,237 people (3,424 families) in the evening.

According to the National Security Council (MKN) portal, this followed the return of 10,000 flood victims especially in Kemaman and Dungun to their homes as of Thursday.

In Dungun, the total number of victims still putting up at evacuation centres as at 9pm was 1,299 people (318 families) compared to 2,108 (523 families) in the evening.

In Hulu Terengganu, there were 79 people (20 families) in evacuation centres compared to 94 people (26 families) earlier.

In Kemaman, more flood victims were allowed to return home when the number of flood victims fell to 1,946 people (354 families) tonight compared to 10,898 earlier.

Meanwhile in Marang, there was little change in the number of flood victims at evacuation centres from 125 people (27 families) to 100 people (26 families) tonight.

The evacuation centre in Setiu has been closed when 13 victims (3 families) were placed at Balairaya Kampung Guntung Dalam were allowed home.

As of tonight, the total number of families still housed at evacuation centres was 718 while 43 evacuation centres were still in operation, 13 in Dungun, Hulu Terengganu (4), Kemaman (22) and Marang (4).

Meanwhile, the state Drainage and Irrigation Department reported water levels at most major rivers in Terengganu were below the alert level tonight. - Bernama

 

 

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