KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in several states worsened on Sunday (March 5) morning, as the number of evacuees at relief centres rose to 48,989 in five states.
Johor continued to record the highest number of evacuees with 44,860 followed by Pahang (2,978), Negri Sembilan (587), Melaka (493) and Selangor (71).
In JOHOR, the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN), in a statement, said that 13,029 families had been evacuated to 260 relief centres in ten districts.
Batu Pahat is the worst affected district with 12,250 people from 3,545 families, followed by Segamat with 13,334 people (3,897 families) and Kluang with 5,296 people (1,533 families).
In PAHANG, the JPBN secretariat reported that the number of evacuees rose slightly to 2,978 from 2,860 on Saturday (March 4) night and they were housed in 23 relief centres.
Rompin continued to have the highest number of evacuees at 2,615, followed by Temerloh (305), Bera (29), and Maran (29).
In MELAKA, the number of evacuees increased to 493 people from 134 families as at 8am Sunday compared to 448 people from 118 families at 8pm Saturday.
The JPBN secretariat, in a statement, said all of them were housed in five relief centres, namely four in Jasin and one in Alor Gajah.
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In SELANGOR, the number of evacuees rose to 71 people from 17 families as of Sunday morning compared to 58 people from 14 families on Saturday.
According to the Selangor Civil Defence Force (APM), the victims were placed in two relief centres, namely at SK Merbau Sempak and Dewan MPKS Desa Coalfields, Sungai Buloh.
In NEGRI SEMBILAN, state Civil Defence Force (APM) director Lt Col (PA) Mohd Nazri Mes Kam said the number of evacuees continued to drop, with 587 people from 148 families remaining in four relief centres in Tampin as of 8am Sunday. - Bernama