Floods: Number of victims in Kelantan, Pahang and Sabah continues to rise

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KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood victims at temporary relief centres in Kelantan, Pahang and Sabah continued to increase through Wednesday (Dec 27) morning.

The number dropped slightly in Terengganu and remained unchanged in Johor.

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In KELANTAN, the number increased to 17,466 people from 5,510 families as of 8am, up from 15,994 victims (4,967 families) the previous night.

According to the Kelantan disaster management committee secretariat, the victims are 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, Tanah Merah 13 (1,183 victims, 341 families), Jeli one (82 victims, 27 families), Gua Musang three (139 victims, 33 families), Kuala Krai 31 (2,838 victims, 764 families) and Machang four (204 victims, 72 families).

Pasir Puteh and Kota Baru have one relief centre each with 39 victims from eight families and 42 victims from 11 families respectively.

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In PAHANG, Kuantan became the latest district to be hit by floods, increasing the number of flood evacuees in the state to 398 from 101 families at eight relief centres, from 333 people (82 families) at six centres the day before.

According to the Pahang disaster management committee secretariat, a total of 324 victims are at five relief centres in Raub, 47 at one centre in Kuantan, 18 at one centre in Jerantut and nine at one centre in Lipis.

According to publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, the water level at eight flood measuring stations has exceeded the danger level, namely in Jerantut involving Kuala Tahan, Sungai Tembeling at Kampung Bantai Seberang, and Sungai Tembeling at Kampung Merting; while in Maran, it is at the Sungai Luit station in Kampung Subuh.

At the Rompin station, water exceeding the danger level was recorded at Sungai Keratong in Jalan Kota Bahagia and Sungai Rompin at Jambatan Kuantan/Segamat, while in Pekan it was at Sungai Pahang at Paloh Inai and Kuala Sungai Chini.

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In SABAH, the number of flood victims increased Wednesday morning to 180 people from 46 families compared to 148 people from 39 families the night before following floods that hit the Paitan and Sandakan districts.

According to the state disaster management committee secretariat, six people from three families are at the centre at SMK Pamol; 21 from six families at Rumah JPKK Cocos in Paitan; and 153 from 37 families at Masjid Nur Iman in Sandakakan.

"Data shows an increase (in evacuees) in Sandakan district while in Paitan, no change is expected today. There have been no reports of deaths due to the floods so far and the public is advised to always be careful," the secretariat said in a statement.

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In TERENGGANU, the number of evacuees at relief centres dropped slightly 10,145 from 2,794 families at 8am, from 10,258 people (2,871 families) the night before.

According to the state disaster management committee secretariat, a total of 3,208 victims from 946 families are still housed at 28 relief centres in Hulu Terengganu while in Dungun, 2,796 victims from 758 families are at 32 relief centres.

In Setiu a total of 1,781 victims from 511 families are at 25 centres while in Kemaman, there are 1,183 victims from 326 families at nine centres.

In Besut, a total of 881 evacuees from 179 families, are being accommodated at 13 centres, while in Marang, 133 victims from 34 families are seeking shelter at two centres.

In Kuala Terengganu, there are 150 victims from 37 families at three centres and in Kuala Nerus, there are two centres currently active with 13 evacuees from three families.

According to https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, as of 8.15 am, the water at three main flood measuring stations is still at a dangerous level, namely Sungai Terengganu at Drawbridge, Kuala Terengganu; Kemaman River at Paya Paman Pump House, Kemaman; and Dungun River at Jerangau Bridge, Dungun.

In JOHOR, the number of flood victims in Kampung Orang Asli Peta, Mersing remained at 83 people from 25 families as at 8am.

Mersing disaster management committee chairman Mohammed Shakib Ali said the victims are at one centre at the Endau Rompin National Park Complex. – Bernama

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