KUANTAN: More flood evacuees have started to return to their homes as massive cleaning up efforts got underway in Pahang.
As of 8am Sunday, seven districts were still affected by the floods with 38,068 people from 273 villages seeking shelter at 176 relief centres statewide.
Topping the list was still Temerloh with 20,962 people from 78 villages at 66 relief centres.
Pahang MCA, led by its state chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun and state Crisis Relief Squad chief (CRSM) Datuk Chang Hong Seong were on the ground to assist the cleaning up of several villages and markets around Mentakab.
Both leaders mobilised CRSM teams and voluntary fire personnel from all over the state to assist Temerloh MCA division chief Datuk Wong Tat Chee in the exercise.
The number of evacuees in other districts still seeking shelter were Pekan (11,085 people at 36 relief centres), Jerantut (3,792 people at 33 centres), Maran (2,149 people at 19 centres), Bera (1,116 people at 17 centres), Kuantan (1,074 people at four centres) and Lipis (122 people at four centres).
Elsewhere, only three major rivers in the state were still under the danger level.
As of 10am, Sungai Pahang in Kampung Chenor and Lubuk Paku - both in Maran district - were at 27.10m (danger level 23.50m) and 22.89m (19m), respectively.
Another river - Sungai Pahang in Lubuk Pasu, Temerloh – recorded 33.68m, just slightly over the danger level of 33m.
Meanwhile, Anih Berhad - the concessionaire for East Coast Highway said traffic was smooth at the highway after it was opened to all vehicles on Jan 3.
Alloy MTD Group head of communications Fazlyaton Hussein said waters which flooded KM126 had receded fully but their personnel were still on the ground to monitor the situation.
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