Terengganu flood victims rise to 1,473

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  • Saturday, 07 Jan 2017

Residents wading through floodwaters in Kampung Jerubun, Pasir Akar, Hulu Besut in Terengganu. - Filepic

KUALA TERENGGANU: The number of residents affected by the flood in Terengganu has risen to 1,473 comprising 364 families as of 8am Saturday morning, compared to 1,238 (316 families) last night.

They are staying at eight evacuation centres.

The Social Welfare Department through its Infobanjir app said a new centre was opened at Sekolah Kebangsaan Gong Badak in Kuala Terengganu which now has 1,199 flood victims (286 families), compared to 955 (235 families) Friday.

In Dungun, 208 victims (60 families) are staying at two centres, Dewan Sivik Paka and SK Durian Mentangau.

The number remains for flood victims in two districts, Marang (39 people from 13 families staying at SK Pasir Putih),and Setiu (27 from five families, at Surau Kampung Nyatoh).

Meanwhile, Terengganu state education director, Shafruddin Ali Hussin said a 'gotong royong' to clean up the surroundings of schools affected by the flood would continue today.

He said all schools in the state would open as usual tomorrow.

"The flood since Saturday disrupted class sessions at 65 schools in Terengganu due to the submerged roads. Some low-lying schools were also inundated.

"The department is very grateful for the cooperation of many parties in joining the local community to make sure that the schools could operate normally as soon as possible," he said. - Bernama

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