Floods: Kelantan MB's house inundated as situation worsens in the state

PETALING JAYA: The house of the Kelantan Mentri Besar has been flooded as the situation worsens in the state, but this has not stopped Datuk Mohd Nassuruddin Daud from carrying out his duties.

"The water level rose quite rapidly. Last night (Dec 26), my residence and the surrounding area of Kampung Meranti were also flooded.

"Thank God, this morning (Dec 27) I was still able to carry out my official duties to go to the office to chair the exco meeting in Kota Darul Naim," he said in a Facebook post.

The number of flood victims at temporary relief centres in Kelantan, Pahang and Sabah has continued to rise on Wednesday (Dec 27).

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims was recorded at 17,466 people from 5,510 families as of 8am, up from 15,994 victims from 4,967 families the previous night.

According to the state Disaster Management Committee secretariat, the victims were being housed at 89 relief centres in eight districts - Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Jeli, Gua Musang, Kuala Krai, Machang, Pasir Puteh and Kota Baru.

Pasir Mas has 35 relief centres with 12,939 victims from 4,284 families, followed by Kuala Krai with 31 centres (2,838 victims, 764 families), Tanah Merah 13 (1,183 victims, 341 families), Machang four (204 victims, 72 families), Gua Musang three (139 victims, 33 families) and one in Jeli (82 victims, 27 families).

There is one relief centre each in Pasir Puteh and Kota Baru, which housed 39 victims from eight families and 42 victims from 11 families respectively.

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