Floods: Number of evacuees drops in Pahang, Selangor, Perak, Kelantan

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  • Wednesday, 22 Dec 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 63,649 people were at 413 flood relief centres in seven states as of noon Wednesday (Dec 22), with the number of evacuees dropping in Pahang, Selangor, Perak and Kelantan and remaining unchanged in Melaka and Terengganu.

In PAHANG, the State Disaster Management Committee secretariat reported that the number of evacuees decreased slightly to 38,810 from 42,529 on Wednesday morning.

The evacuees are being accommodated at 285 relief centres in nine districts

The Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) had forecast thunderstorms on Wednesday evening in some areas in Cameron Highlands, Lipis, Raub, Jerantut, Bentong, Temerloh, Maran, Kuantan, Bera and Rompin.

The main expressway concessionaire in Pahang, ANIH Bhd reported that the Bentong to Karak route on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and the Chenor to Karak route on the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1) are not yet passable in both directions.

In SELANGOR, the Disaster Info portal of the Social Welfare Department reported that 21,047 evacuees are being housed at 117 relief centres, down from 23,633 evacuees at 128 relief centres on Wednesday morning.

According to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), three rivers in the state had swollen to the danger level, namely Sungai Rasau at Tugu Keris, Klang; Sungai Kuang in Kampung Melayu Seri Kundang, Gombak and Sungai Langat in Bukit Changgang, Kuala Langat.

Meanwhile, in KUALA LUMPUR, 319 people from 80 families are being accommodated at two relief centres, namely Kelab Sultan Sulaiman and SJK (T) Saraswathy as at 12.29pm Wednesday.

In PERAK, a total of 259 flood victims are still at two relief centres in Hilir Perak.

The weather in flood-hit areas was cloudy while the levels of the Sungai Perak dams were below the warning point.

The number of evacuees at 14 relief centres in Pasir Mas and Kuala Krai in KELANTAN decreased to 2,415 from 760 families, compared from 2,500 from 786 families on Wednesday morning.

Only two major rivers are at danger level, namely Sg Golok at Rantau Panjang at 9.44m and Sg Kelantan at Rantau Panjang (9.38m).

In NEGRI SEMBILAN, the number of evacuees remained unchanged at 329 from 89 families at five relief centres in Seremban and Jelebu while in MELAKA the number of evacuees at three relief centres in Alor Gajah and Jasin remained at 165 from 41 families. - Bernama

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