Over 14,000 evacuated as floods worsen in Kelantan


  • Nation
  • Friday, 01 Dec 2017

KOTA BARU: More people have been moved out of their homes in flood-hit Kelantan, raising the number of evacuees to 14,237.

The of the Social Welfare Department’s "infobanjir" application reported Friday that all the evacuees were being accommodated at 63 relief centres in six districts, namely Kota Baru, Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh and Gua Musang.

Gua Musang became the latest district to be hit by the floods, and has 142 people from 32 families housed at two relief centres.

Pasir Mas has the highest number of evacuees - 10,646 from 4,482 families at 40 centres, followed by Tumpat with 2,266 people from 794 families at six centres

Pasir Puteh has 828 people from 247 families at eight centres; Kota Baru, 214 people from 63 families at four centres and Tanah Merah, 141 people from 43 families at three centres.

The infobanjir.water.gov.my portal of the Drainage and Irrigation Department reported that the level of Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, had dropped to 10.29m at 8am but remained above the danger point of 9m.

The level of Sungai Golok at Kuala Jambu, Tumpat, remained at 3.71m, exceeding the warning point of 2.5m. – Bernama
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