Floods worsen in Terengganu

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  • Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

KUALA TERENGGANU: The floods in Terengganu have worsened, with the number of evacuees at 1,173 as at 1pm Tuesday, up from 936 in the morning.

The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said the 354 families were being accommodated at 35 relief centres in six districts.

The Setiu district has had a drastic increase in the number of evacuees to 339 (74 families), and they were being housed at six relief centres, it said.

Hulu Terengganu recorded 497 evacuees (193 families) at 18 relief centres and Besut had 116 evacuees (31 families) at two centres.

Dungun registered 160 evacuees (42 families) at five relief centres, Marang had 51 evacuees (12 families) at three centers, and Kuala Nerus had 10 evacuees (two families) at one centre.

Several areas in the state were experiencing heavy rain as at 1pm, according to the secretariat. – Bernama
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