Residents young and old sad at constant flooding

Life goes on: Scenes from around Kampung Tersang, Rantau Panjang after floods struck. Heavy rains caused the surrounding Lanchang and Golok rivers to overflow. — Bernama

PASIR MAS: It has been three months since septuagenarian Asiah Mamat set foot in her home in Kampung Tersang, Rantau Panjang, here as the area is still inundated after the floods last November.

Asiah, 70, said she had been staying at her son’s house in nearby Tanah Merah because she was tired of having to clean up every time her home was hit by floods.

“Before this, I would clean up the house after the flood water receded, but this time, I can no longer do it since I am getting older.

“In fact, since the previous floods in November last year, the waters have not completely receded, but suddenly the water from Sungai Lanchang and Danau Tok Uban overflowed due to heavy rain last week,” she told Bernama yesterday.

Another resident, Muhammad Afif Jazimin Ibrahim, 31, said the stagnant water had caused his family to feel uncomfortable in their own home, with unpleasant odours surrounding their house.

“We are so used to this situation, including having to use a small bridge to get in and out of the house every day, and I even built an attic storage to keep furniture and so on,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PublicInfobanjir portal reported that as at 5pm yesterday, the reading at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas reached 8.59m, exceeding the warning level of 8m.

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