Villagers evacuated as huge waves pound Kuala Nerus

KUALA NERUS: Huge waves along the coastal stretch in Mengabang Telipot here have forced four families to be evacuated from their homes.

The 29 people from Kampung Tengah, in Mengabang Telipot, are now temporarily taking shelter with relatives.

According to the Meteorological Department, villagers along the coast can expect strong waves as high as 4.5m and winds up to 60kph.

Kuala Nerus district disaster management committee secretariat Lt Ahmad Kamal Hakim said those affected were evacuated for safety reasons.

The Meterological Department expects the situation to persistuntil Monday.

On Jan 26, huge waves wreaked havoc, causing massive soil erosion, partly destroying a village house and damaging three others.

The incident resulted in 37 people being evacuated from Kampung Tanjung Gelam and Kampung Tengah.

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