Flood alert: One PPS open in Kedah, situation unchanged in three states

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 26 Sep 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah is the latest state to be affected by floods while the number of evacuees in Perak, Sabah and Sarawak remained unchanged as of 9am on Tuesday (Sept 26).

In Kedah, the number of flood victims housed at the temporary relief centre (PPS) in Kubang Pasu, which opened at 9pm on Monday (Sept 25), rose to 61 people from 18 families this morning, compared to 21 people on Monday (Sept 26) night.

The State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, in a statement, said all the victims were taking shelter at the PPS at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Changlun, while the water level is increasing following the ongoing light rain.

The victims from Kampung Nangmah and Kampung Paya Nong Mi in Mukim Temin were relocated to the PPS after water started rising in their residential areas at 8.50pm due to continuous rain for more than eight hours in the Kubang Pasu district.

In Perak, the number of flood victims remained at 38 people from nine families from Kampung Matang Tengah in the Kerian district, who were housed at the PPS at Sekolah Rendah Changkat Lobak.

The State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat in a statement, said that Jalan Bagan Serai-Changkat Lobak was still closed to traffic as the floodwater had not receded.

In Sarawak, the number of evacuees remained at eight people from three families from Kampung Buluh Balui, Kampung Batu Danau and Kampung Pandak, who are currently taking shelter at the Buluh Balui Multipurpose Hall.

Meanwhile, in Sabah, a total of 134 victims from 46 affected families in Beaufort were still housed at the Selagon Hall PPS which was opened on Sunday (Sept 24). - Bernama

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