Saturday, January 29, 2022

Flood evacuees still on the rise in Pahang, Selangor

Meanwhile numbers are dropping in other states.

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The number of flood victims at relief centres (PPS) in Pahang and Selangor increased last night but dropped in Kuala Lumpur and four other states.

In Pahang, the state disaster management committee secretariat reported that the number of victims rose to 38,086 people at 270 PPS in nine districts as of 8pm, compared to 36,841 people at 267 PPS in the afternoon.

Kuantan district has the most evacuees, followed by Temerloh, Bentong, Bera, Jerantut, Pekan, Lipis, Maran and Raub.

In Selangor, the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) Info Bencana reported that as at 8.13pm, 22,015 flood victims from 5,773 families were housed at 109 PPS, an increase from 21,385 victims from 5,510 families in the afternoon.

The level of Sungai Langat in Bukit Changgang, Kuala Langat was at the danger mark of 4.6m, above the set 4.2m, as at 7.45pm.

In Negeri Sembilan, state Civil Defence Force director Mohd Syukri Madnor said the number of flood victims had dropped to 327 people from 88 families at five PPS in Seremban and Jelebu districts as of 8pm.

In Perak, the number of victims dropped slightly to 252 people from 70 families, compared to 257 people from 72 families in the afternoon, who were taking shelter at two PPS in Hilir Perak district.

A spokesman of the Civil Defence Force and state disaster management committee secretariat said 109 victims were at the Dewan Bandaran Teluk Intan PPS and 143 at the Dewan Sekolah Menengah Abdul Rahman Talib PPS.

In Kelantan, the number of evacuees dropped at 9pm, with 1,559 people from 532 families housed at eight PPS in Pasir Mas, compared to 1,782 people from 603 families in the afternoon.

The Drainage and Irrigation Department’s official portal reported that only two major rivers were at the danger level: Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang with a reading of 9.18m and Sungai Kelantan in Rantau Panjang (9.14m), both in Pasir Mas district.

In Kuala Lumpur, 312 people from 75 families were placed at two PPS while in Melaka, the number remained at 150 people from 37 families at three PPS in Alor Gajah and Jasin as of 8pm.

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