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13,000 evacuees at over 100 relief centres in flood-hit states

Several stretches of road in Selangor remain affected by the floods.

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A total of 13,039 people were still at 104 relief centres (PPS) in the flood-hit states of Kelantan, Selangor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka as of this morning.

In Selangor, based on the Welfare Department’s Info Bencana application (app), the number of evacuees had dropped to 5,186 people at 26 PPS at midnight from 5,399 people at 27 PPS in the afternoon.

According to the Selangor fire and rescue department, a total of 94 clean-up operations and 24 sanitation exercises had been conducted so far in flood-affected areas in the state.

Several stretches of road are still affected by the floods, including FT 31 Dengkil-Banting Bridge; Jalan Kg Kalong Tengah; Ulu Yam Baru and Jalan Genting Peras-Kuala Klawang and Jalan Kuala Kubu Bharu-Bukit Fraser heading to Peretak, as well as Jalan PJU 7, in front of MRT Mutiara Damansara and Jalan BRP 7/2 Bukit Rahman Putra, and the road leading Lapang Sasar, Subang.

In Pahang, the number of evacuees dropped slightly to 7,730 people at 74 PPS in Bentong, Temerloh, Bera, Maran, Kuantan and Pekan.

Rain is forecast in one or two areas in Kuantan and Pekan, while in other districts, the weather is expected to be fine.

In Kelantan there was no change in the number of flood evacuees with 54 people from 15 families still at the SK Tok Deh PPAS in Pasir Mas at 7am today.

The water level of all major rivers in the state meanwhile is below the danger level.

In Melaka, the number of flood victims also remained unchanged with 26 people from eight families still at the PPS at SK Penghulu Benteng in Jasin, according to state Civil Defence Force (APM) director Cuthbert John Martin Quadra.

In Negeri Sembilan, state APM director Mohd Syukri Madnor said the number of flood victims at the two PPS in Jelebu remained at 43 people from 14 families.

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