ALOR SETAR: Twenty-one victims from six families have been evacuated to a temporary relief centre in the Kubang Pasu district after floods inundated their houses on Monday (Sept 25) night.
Kedah Civil Defence Force disaster management secretariat chief Major (PA) Muhammad Suhaimi Mohd Zain said the centre was opened at SMK Changlun at 9pm.
He said all the victims from Kampung Nangmah and Kampung Paya Nong Mi in Mukim Temin were evacuated to the centre when flood waters began to inundate their houses at 8.50pm.
"It rained for more than eight hours in the Kubang Pasu district, causing the area to be flooded. Civil Defence received a report about the flood at 8.50pm from the Temin village head and advised the victims to quickly move to the centre,” it said in a statement Monday. - Bernama