Terengganu closes all its flood relief centres

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  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

KUALA TERENGGANU: The worst is over in Terengganu with all temporary flood relief centres (PPS) closed, but Dungun and Kemaman remain on high alert.

State Disaster Management Secretariat head Lt Kol Che Adam A. Rahman said the closure of the two centres in Kuala Nerus at 11am on Friday marked the end of the third phase of floods that hit the state from Nov 29 and displaced 6,028 victims who were housed at 124 relief centres statewide.

“However, we are still on standby, as the two districts, Dungun and Kemaman, are still on high alert,” he said.

During the floods, Hulu Besut was the worst affected, with several villages cut off for three days when the only road connecting Jerteh and Hulu Besut was inundated three-metre deep.

Hulu Terengganu and Setiu were also severely affected and residents of some of the flood-prone areas in Kemaman and Dungun were evacuated to the PPS.

The first phase of the floods occurred in Kampung Cheting, Hulu Terengganu, on Nov 13 and 14, followed by the second phase in Marang and Kemaman on Nov 22 to 24.

In Kuching meanwhile, two PPS were opened in the Lundu district yesterday after several low-lying areas were inundated in the early morning.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat head Mjr Ismail Mahedin, in a statement, said 51 people from 12 families were given temporary shelter at the PPS SK Sebat, Lundu, and Kampung Sebat Dayak community hall.

He said the evacuees were from Kampung Sebat Melayu and Kampung Sebat Baru. — Bernama
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