Terengganu flash floods see 63 evacuated


  • Nation
  • Monday, 26 Dec 2016

Pic courtesy of Terengganu Civil Defence Force

KUALA TERENGGANU: A heavy downpour which hit parts of Kemaman in Terengganu has caused flash floods in some low-lying areas, forcing 63 people from 17 families to flee to three evacuation centres. 

State Civil Defence Force director Lt Col Che Adam A Rahman said the three evacuation centres were opened on Monday morning. 

These were SMK Badrul Alam Shah in Kemasik where 26 people had fled to, Kampung Padang Kemunting hall (16 people), and Kampung Batu 9 in Ibok, with 21 evacuees. 

Che Adam said the rain, which had started at about 2am Monday, saw waters inundating houses in some low-lying areas. 

“The heavy downpour in Hulu Terengganu also saw Jalan Felda Mengkawang-Tersat being closed to light vehicles. 

“Our men are also on standby,” he said when contacted. 

The Meteorological Department issued a Yellow alert in Terengganu, where rain is expected all the way up to Wednesday.

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