Floods: More than 1,000 victims in six states evacuated as at 4pm Sunday (Oct 27)

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  • Sunday, 27 Oct 2019

Firemen helping to evacuate flood victims in Kampung Maju Jaya Pontian in Johor on Tuesday (Oct 22).

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of flood victims relocated to temporary relief centres (PPS) has risen to 1,239 people from 363 families as at 4pm Sunday (Oct 27).

The states involved in the disaster are Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Johor, Penang and Kedah.

In SELANGOR, the number of evacuees increased to 743 from 234 families.

A Smart Selangor Command Centre (SSCC) spokesman said the PPS at SK Parit Mahang in Jeram continued to receive more flood victims now totalling 536 from 148 families compared to 492 Sunday morning.

"The PPS at SK Ijok recorded more evacuees with 72 people from 49 families compared to 32 victims Sunday morning.

"The number of victims in the PPS at the Kuala Selangor District Council Hall in Desa Coalfields remained at 89 people from 22 families while in SK Jaya Setia, there were 46 victims from 15 families, ” he told Bernama.

In NEGRI SEMBILAN, the Jelebu District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) secretariat reported 69 people from 23 families in the Jelebu district were housed in two PPS at Kampung Juntai hall and Kampung Jerang mosque, increasing from 38 victims from 16 families Sunday morning.

In PERAK, the number of flood victims went up slightly to 200 people in the evening compared to 198 at noon at two evacuation centres.

According to the Welfare Department Disaster Info portal, as at 2.27pm Sunday, all the victims were sheltered at two PPS in Kerian and Hilir Perak.

The portal reported that 69 victims from 14 families were housed at the PPS in SK Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan in Hilir Perak, while the PPS at SK Changkat Lobak, Jalan Selama in the Kerian district was sheltering 131 people from 30 families.

According to the portal, 10 people from four families were still housed at the PPS in Kampung Teras community hall, Ijok near Batu Kurau, near Larut Matang and Selama following a landslide on Friday (Oct 25).

In JOHOR, the number of victims affected by floods in the state involving two districts remained at 105 people from 24 families.

State Local Government, Urban Well-Being and Environment Committee chairman Tan Chen Choon said Sunday evening, 89 people from 21 families were still housed at the PPS in SK Melayu Raya in Pontian district with victims from Kampung Sepakat Jaya, ​​​​Kampung Melayu Raya, Kampung Maju Jaya, Kampung Pak Khalid and Kampung Paya Embun.

According to a short statement, he said 16 victims from three families in Batu Pahat were still being sheltered at the PPS in SK Sungai Kajang since Oct 23.

In PENANG, 94 flood victims in Bukit Mertajam were still housed at the PPS as of Sunday evening, down from 147 people this morning.

State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said as at 4pm Sunday, three PPS are still open, housing 25 families.

Phee said 46 victims from 10 families were still at the Taman Sukun community hall PPS while the Tok Suboh People’s Housing Project community hall PPS was still housing 22 people from eight families while 26 flood victims from seven families were still sheltered at the Kampung Maggis Kemas Nursery PPS.

According to Phee, there were more flood victims among residents of Kampung Maggis at the PPS since Tuesday as flood waters had not completely subsided with continuous rain day and night.

In KEDAH, a PPS housing 28 flood victims from nine families was opened in Pendang at about 2.15pm Sunday.

According the Welfare Department Disaster Info portal, they were relocated to the Pendang multipurpose hall after Sungai Pendang waters overflowed into residential areas beside the river including Kampung Sukamari, Kampung Hampar Kanan, Kampung Batu Hampar, Kampung Banggol Kambing and Kampung Tanah Merah Dalam.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Meteorological Department, via its website, said there would be rain and thunderstorms in all peninsular states, the Federal Territory of Labuan as well as Kudat and Sandakan in Sabah on Monday (Oct 28).

Also experiencing thunderstorms are several areas in Sarawak, namely Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Kapit and Bintulu. - Bernama

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