Floods: Two more districts in Sabah hit, 566 people from 182 families displaced


KUALA LUMPUR: The flood state of affairs in Sabah has worsened with 566 people (*182*) 182 families affected as Paitan and Beluran grew to become the most recent two districts hit.

In Paitan, 32 victims (*182*) seven families have been evacuated whereas 30 more (*182*) eight families in Beluran have been additionally displaced.

The Sabah Disaster Management secretariat, in a press release on Saturday (Jan 1) night time, mentioned the variety of flood victims in Kota Marudu remained unchanged at 504 (*182*) 167 families tonight.

Two non permanent evacuation centres (PPS) have been opened in Paitan, specifically Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pamol, housing seven families (*182*) one household and the Kampung Binsulung corridor (25 victims (*182*) six families).

All flood victims in Beluran have been at present being housed on the Kampung Balaban corridor PPS, the secretariat mentioned.

According to the secretariat, Kota Marudu had two aid centres open, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tandek with 253 evacuees (*182*) 97 families and Sekolah Kebangsaan Teritipan with 251 evacuees (*182*) 70 families.

Meanwhile, steady rain (*182*) midday until 4pm on Saturday in Lahad Datu had prompted the water stage of Sungai Tengah Nipah to rise drastically and prompted flash floods at Kampung Keliatan and Taman Khazanah Indah, which receded late this night.

Beluran district police chief Supt Kasim Muda mentioned water ranges of 11 rivers in Beluran have been reported to have risen, with three areas being affected by floods and several other important roads being inundated.

The variety of flood evacuees continues to rise in Johor and Melaka, whereas Pahang has been hit by a second wave of floods.

In Johor, evacuees in Segamat and Tangkak districts rose barely to 1,167 people (*182*) 297 families as of 8pm in comparison with 1,080 people (*182*) 271 families this night.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan mentioned in a press release that one more aid centre was opened in Segamat, at Dewan Serbaguna Lagoh, bringing the full to twenty centres opened in two districts.

“The single aid centre in Tangkak, at Sekolah Agama Bandar Tangkak is sheltering 31 people (*182*) seven families (*182*) Kampung Sri Makmur,” he mentioned.

He added that the water ranges of two rivers in Segamat had exceeded the hazard stage, Sungai Segamat in Bandar Segamat with a water stage of 9.82 metres (m) and Sungai Tangkak in Kampung Sri Makmur with a water stage of 4.29m.

In Melaka, the variety of evacuees rose to 677 people (*182*) 173 families at 8pm in comparison with 507 evacuees (*182*) 134 families at 4pm.

Melaka Civil Defence Department (APM) director Lt Kol (PA) Cuthbert John Martin Quadra in a press release mentioned all of the victims had been evacuated to eight PPS in Alor Gajah at Balai Raya Gadek, Sekolah Rendah Agama (SRA) Jabatan Agama Islam Melaka (JAIM) Jelatang, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Pengkalan, Surau Kampung Jeram, SMK Lubok China, SK Belimbing Dalam, SK Alor Gajah 1 dan SK Durian Tunggal.

“In Melaka Tengah, two PPS have been opened in SK Krubong and SK Taman Merdeka whereas just one was opened in Jasin at SK Parit Penghulu,” he mentioned.

In Pahang, the State Disaster Management Secretariat confirmed that the second wave of floods had already began with a number of districts which had beforehand recovered (*182*) the primary wave being flooded once more, ensuing in the reopening of aid centres.

A complete of 155 victims have been housed at 24 PPS in Maran, Bera, Lipis and Raub whereas in Rompin which was not flooded earlier was now affected.

Meanwhile, the PPS in Bentong, Temerloh and Pekan which have been affected by floods because the center of final December have been nonetheless housing 1,542 victims who had but to return dwelling as a result of their homes have been both badly broken or had not been cleaned.

The web site ‘publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my’ reported that 5 rivers in the state have been at hazard stage, with three of them in Lipis, specifically Sungai Tanum in Chegar Perah, Sungai Kechau in Kampung Dusun and Sungai Lipis in Benta, in addition to Sungai Serting in Padang Gudang, Bera, and Sungai Luit in Maran.

In Negeri Sembilan, the most recent knowledge by means of the National Disaster Control Centres’s (NDCC) portal underneath NADMA confirmed that as of 9pm, there have been 1,363 victims involving 357 families positioned at 14 aid centres in 4 districts, specifically Jelebu, Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Tampin.

In Terengganu, the variety of flood victims declined to 147 (*182*) 44 families tonight, in comparison with 165 (*182*) 49 families in the night.

State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat chief Lt Col (PA) Mohd Rosman Abdullah mentioned this was following the closure of a aid centre in Dungun late on Saturday night.

“Three aid centres stay open at this level, specifically two in Dungun and one in Kemaman.

“In Dungun, the aid centres are Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Shukor (68 people (*182*) 20 families) and Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Pasir Raja (69 people (*182*) 22 families) whereas in Kemaman, 10 people (*182*) two families are positioned at a surau in Kampung Ban Ho,” he mentioned.

The official flood portal of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) knowledgeable that the Sungai Terengganu studying station on the drawbridge had exceeded the hazard stage on SAturday night time, at 1.85m (the hazard stage is 1.8m).

Three rivers in three districts have surpassed the warning stage, specifically Sungai Dungun in Kuala Jengai, Dungun; Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap, Setiu and Sungai Kemaman on the Paya Paman Pump House, Kemaman.

In Kelantan, the variety of flood victims additionally recorded a lower as of 9pm, with 308 people (*182*) 109 families in comparison with 331 evacuees (*182*) 115 families in the night.

According to the Welfare Department’s (JKM) Info Bencana software, 5 PPS have been opened, specifically 4 in Kuala Krai and one in Jeli.

Meanwhile, DID by means of https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, reported that no main river in Kelantan was at hazard stage and solely 4 rivers recorded warning stage readings, specifically Sungai Kelantan in Kuala Krai, Sungai Kelantan in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, Sungai Kelantan in Kusial, Tanah Merah and Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas.

In Selangor, JKM’s Info Bencana software said that there was no lively PPS in the meanwhile. – Bernama

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