Floods: 122 evacuated in Melaka as of 8am

MELAKA: A total of 122 people have been evacuated to three temporary relief centres (PPS) in the state as of 8am Monday (April 15) after their homes were hit by floods following heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

State Disaster Management Committee secretariat Lt Col (PA) Kamarulsyah Muslim said a relief centre in Melaka Tengah district was opened in Dewan Japerun Ayer Keroh at 11pm last night to house 12 people from two families.

"In Alor Gajah, 72 people from 25 families were evacuated to SK Durian Tunggal while another 38 people from seven families were accommodated at Balai Raya Bukit Balai.

"Among the affected areas in the Alor Gajah district are Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Parit Melaka, Kampung Bukit Balai, Taman Murai Jaya, Kampung Padang Keladi, Kampung Belimbing Dalam and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Durian Tunggal,” he said in a statement today.

Kamarulsyah said that for the Melaka Tengah, the affected areas are Kampung Sungai Putat, Taman Melawis Bukit Beruang, Taman Ayer Keroh Heights and Kampung Enam.

He said the areas were flooded due to heavy rain at 4pm yesterday which had caused river water to overflow into residential areas and roads. - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

floods , relief centre , PPS , evacuees , APM , Melaka


Next In Nation

Using agricultural land for retirement plan and agrotourism hotspot
Bersatu issues loyalty ultimatum to MPs and reps
Authorities crack down on visa misuse for haj
Turtles face floating plastic threat
Retired pharmacist spreads joy through the art of clowning
Sanusi’s sedition trial to go on after bid rejected
‘Don’t neglect cash users’
66.7kg of Johor mee goreng sets world record
Extremism a ticking time bomb, warn experts
Weatherproofing tourism

Others Also Read