Floods worsen in Perak, Kelantan


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  • Sunday, 04 Dec 2016

Evacuees from Kg Tok Kundur, Bukit Awang, being taken to the relief centre at SK Wakaf Raja in Pasir Puteh on Friday. - File pix

IPOH: The number of flood evacuees in Perak increased to 88 on Sunday morning from 74 a day earlier.

A spokesman of the state disaster management secretariat said said 38 people from nine families were moved out of their homes in Kampung Pengkalan Ara near Sungai Manik to Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Ara.  

Fifty people from 13 families in Kampung Padang Serai were evacuated to Sekolah Rendah Agama Rakyat in Kampung Padang Serai, he added.  

The spokesman said the floodwaters in Kampung Padang Serai increased to between 0.5m and 1.4m Sunday morning and in Kampung Pengkalan Ara, up to 1m,  he added.  

"The floods were caused by incessant heavy rain, and the floodwaters were stagnant," he said, adding that the drainage had to be improved.  

In Kota Baru, the number of flood victims in Kelantan rose to 75 people Sunday morning from 45 last night, according to the portal of the state government.  

It said 29 people from seven families were evacuated from Kampung Tiong here  to a relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tiong last night.  

Twenty-six evacuees were being housed at SK Wakaf Raja in Pasir Puteh and 19 at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jelawat and SMK Beris Panchor in Bachok.  

The portal said the level of the Kelantan river in some areas dropped to normal Sunday morning. - Bernama

 

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