Floods: Number of evacuees continues to increase in Terengganu


KUALA LUMPUR: The quantity of flood evacuees in Terengganu continued to increase whereas Kelantan, Pahang and Selangor recorded a decline as of midday Friday (Dec 31).

In TERENGGANU, a complete of 390 folks from 115 households are at present taking shelter at two aid centres (PPS) in the Dungun district, in contrast with 388 folks this morning.

State Disaster Management Secretariat chief Lieutenant Colonel (PA) Rosman Abdullah stated 225 victims from 60 households have been nonetheless on the PPS in Kampung Shukur multipurpose corridor whereas 165 folks from 55 households have been housed on the Kampung Pasir Raja neighborhood corridor.

“The rescue staff remains to be monitoring the state of affairs. There is a chance that the residents in Kampung Minda and Kampung Kuala Jengai want to be evacuated due to the continual heavy rain,” he stated.

According to the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) official Info Banjir portal, three stations specifically Sungai Besut at Keruak Bridge; Sungai Dungun in Kampung Pasir Raja, Dungun; and Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap, Setiu have been reported to be above the warning degree.

In KELANTAN, the quantity of flood victims dropped to 1,172 folks from 367 households at mid-day immediately, in contrast with 1,399 folks from 412 households this morning.

According to the Social Welfare Department (JKM) Info Bencana software, the quantity of PPS additionally rose to 18 from 14 this morning, specifically 10 in Kuala Krai; Jeli (seven); and Tanah Merah (one).

Only one main river was reported to be on the hazard degree, specifically Sungai Kelantan in Kampung Temangan, Machang with a studying of 19.92m.

In addition, the Public Works Department (JKR) catastrophe administration portal reported that Jalan Kuala Balah, Jeli connecting the district with Dabong has been closed to all automobiles.

In PAHANG, JKM Info Bencana reported {that a} whole of 2,366 evacuees have been nonetheless at 32 PPS in contrast with 2,704 folks this morning.

The aid centres with essentially the most quantity of evacuees have been in Pekan adopted by Temerloh, Kuantan, Bentong and Maran.

Meanwhile, DID official portal reported that two rivers have been on the warning degree and rising, specifically Sungai Tembeling in Kampung Merting, Jerantut; and Sungai Luit in Kampung Subuh, Maran.

Four different rivers have been on the alert degree, specifically Sungai Tembeling in Kuala Tahan, Jerantut; Sungai Kundang (Maran); Sungai Dong (Raub) and Sungai Triang in Chemomoi (Bentong).

In SELANGOR, a complete of 408 folks from 125 households have been nonetheless at 4 PPS as of midday immediately, a slight lower from 466 folks from 132 households this morning.

The 4 PPS are SR Agama Dusun Nanding (20 folks) and SMK Abdul Jalil (77) in Hulu Langat; Kuala Selangor Indoor Stadium (201) and SMK Kuala Selangor (110).

Selangor police knowledgeable that three roads have been nonetheless closed to site visitors as of 10am immediately, specifically FT 31 Dengkil-Banting bridge and Jalan Genting Peras-Kuala Klawang due to floodwaters other than the broken bridge heading to Subang Shooting Range.

Meanwhile, in NEGRI SEMBILAN, 29 people from 9 households are nonetheless being sheltered at Balai Raya Kampung Puom, Jelebu. – Bernama

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