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Over 1,000 evacuated as floods rise in Kelantan, Pahang

Some 230 families had been evacuated as of last night in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

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The number of flood victims in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang had risen to 1,019 from 230 families as of 8pm yesterday compared to 635 from 131 families in the afternoon.

In Pahang, Maran and Raub were flooded, causing the evacuation of 218 people from 60 families to 11 relief centres.

The welfare department’s disaster information application reported that families were evacuated to five relief centres in Maran: the Pekan Sungai Jerik Umno information centre (65 victims from 16 families), Jengka 14 JKKR hall (13 victims, three families), Sungai Jerik multipurpose hall (13 victims, four families), Jengka 11 JKKR hall (nine victims, three families) and Ulu Jempol Umno hall (eight victims, one family).

In Raub, six relief centres were activated at Balai Raya Kampung Pamah Rawas (45 victims, 15 families), Balai Raya Kampung Kuala Keloi (21 victims, seven families), Balai Raya Kampung Pamah Kulat (15 victims, three families), SK Tanjung Putus (13 victims, three families), Surau Kampung Peruas (12 victims, four families) and Balai Raya Kampung Bukit Pampong (four victims, one family).

In Kelantan, the number of victims increased to 735 from 156 families compared to 548 from 108 families in the afternoon.

Kelantan Civil Defence Force Disaster Management and Operations Division officer Mohd Hanif Omar said 10 relief centres were opened – six in Kuala Krai, two in Gua Musang and one each in Jeli and Tanah Merah.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees increased slightly from 63 from 13 families in the afternoon to 66 from 14 families as of 8pm.

The Terengganu Disaster Management Committee secretariat in a statement said that the number of victims relocated to the Air Putih Civic Hall in Kemaman rose to 37 compared to 30 in the afternoon while the number of evacuees at the Kampung Pasir Raja Community Hall, Dungun remained at 29.

Meanwhile, the Drainage and Irrigation Department on its reported that the levels of Sungai Tembeling in Jerantut and Sungai Kechau in Lipis, Pahang; and Kampung Jenob and Sungai Golok, Tanah Merah in Kelantan had risen above the danger point.

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