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More evacuated as floods continue to rise

More people are being evacuated in Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perak while the situation in Johor and Sabah is improving.

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More people are being evacuated due to the floods in Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perak, while the situation in Johor and Sabah is reported to be improving with a drop in the number of evacuees.

In Pahang, the number of flood victims seeking shelter at 281 temporary relief centres (PPS) in nine districts rose to 24,257 this morning.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) Info Bencana portal, Temerloh recorded the highest number of evacuees at 5,764, followed by Maran (5,275), Kuantan (3,461), Lipis (2,551), Jerantut (2,455), Raub (2,182), Rompin (986), Pekan (859) and Bera (724).

It also reported that the water level for Sungai Pahang in the Bera, Maran, Kuantan, Lipis, Jerantut and Temerloh districts has surpassed the danger level.

The concessionaire of the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), Anih Bhd, said in a statement that KM113 and KM115 were still closed in both directions due to the flood.

It said KM84 (Persimpangan Lanchang to Persimpangan Karak), LPT1 Kuantan-bound, is also closed to traffic.

In Kelantan, the number of evacuees in five flood-affected districts in the state increased to 4,829 compared to 2,142 yesterday evening. They are being housed at 64 PPS.

According to JKM’s InfoBencana, Jeli continued to record the highest number of victims with 1,688 people, followed by Kuala Krai (1,455), Gua Musang (775 mangsa), Pasir Mas (469) and Tanah Merah (442).

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