MELAKA: A heavy downpour early Tuesday (May 18) led to a flood in the state, forcing the evacuation of more victims in three districts here.
Melaka natural disaster management chief secretariat Lt Kol (PA) Cuthbert John Martin Quadra (pic) said there are 554 people from 128 families in six evacuation centres throughout the state.
He said the victims were temporarily placed at SMK Tun Mutahir, SMK Bukit Rambai, SRA JAIM Tanjung Minyak and SK Ayer Molek in Melaka Tengah district, Durian Tunggal Community Hall in Alor Gajah district while SJK (C) Shuh Yen in the Jasin district.
Martin Quadra who is also Melaka Civil Defence Force director, said the affected areas were Sungai Putat, Taman Bukit Beruang Utama, Taman Bukit Beruang Bistari, Taman Rambai Jaya, Taman Rambai Utama, Taman Rambai Indah, Tanjung Minyak, Kg Pengkalan Batu and Rumah Awam Ayer Molek.
In Alor Gajah, the areas hit were Kg Bukit Tambun Durian Tunggal, Kg Bukit Balai, Kg Padang Keladi Durian Tunggal and Taman Kasawari.
In Jasin, three areas were submerged in floodwaters – Tanjung Laboh Tehel, Lubok Kasau Bemban and Taman Tuah Perdana.
Melaka witnessed a massive flood on Monday (May 17) causing evacuations, damage to cars and classrooms at a school in Bukit Beruang here.
Meanwhile, Melaka rural development, flood management and green technology committee Datuk Seri Idris Haron said heavy rainfall coupled with the high tide caused the flash floods on Monday (May 17).