299 still at four relief centres in three states

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 299 flood victims are still seeking temporary shelter at four relief centres (PPS) in three states.

In Perak, the secretariat of the state Disaster Management Committee said the number of flood victims increased to 38 people yesterday, from 35 involving eight families on Saturday.

All the evacuees are accommodated at the PPS in SK Changkat Lobak in the Kerian district.

In Sabah, the number of flood victims in Beaufort remains at 228 victims, involving 72 families from five villages, accommodated at the PPS Dewan Selagon.

There was no change in the number of evacuees in Sarawak with 33 people, involving seven families at two PPS in Limbang.

Separately, Perak Department of Drainage and Irrigation (DID) director Ahmad Shahrir Md Naziri said the recent flash floods in the state were primarily due to the exceptionally heavy or extraordinary rainfall.

“Most of the flooding occurred in areas with relatively narrow rivers. We have implemented various methods to address this issue. Flood preparedness programmes were also carried out earlier but floods occurred while the construction process is still underway,” he said yesterday, Bernama reported.

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