Over 200 flood victims in Kedah evacuated to relief centres


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  • Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

A ruined road at Kampung Raga in Yan, Kedah. Flash floods in Yan caused over 200 people to be evacuated to four relief centres.

ALOR SETAR: Flash floods in Yan forced over 200 villagers to be evacuated to relief centres.

State Fire & Rescue Station public relations officer Nor Hafizah Mohammad Lukman said the Yan fire station received a distress call at about 5.48pm, Monday from villagers at Kampung Titi Teras, Guar Chempedak.

“Operations Commander Mohd Firdaus Isa with 10 firemen reached the village to carry out rescue and evacuations at 6.07pm.

“The villagers were evacuated to the temporary flood relief centre at Masjid Titi Teras in Guar Chempedak,” he said.

Yan District Police Chief Deputy Superintendent Police Muhd Halim said as at 8pm, Monday the number of people at the four flood relief centres were 18 at Surau Kg Lubuk Boi, 10 at Surau Nurul Huda Batu 18 1/2, 100 at Surau Teroi Bukit and 38 people at Masjid Titi Teras.

No casualties have been reported.

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