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Over 11,000 evacuees still at flood relief centres

Flood victims remain at relief centres in Pahang, Selangor, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

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A total of 11,306 flood victims were still at 98 relief centres (PPS) in five states last night, a drop from the 16,281 victims at 107 PPS yesterday afternoon.

The victims were in Pahang, Selangor, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

In Pahang, the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) Info Bencana application reported that 8,796 people were at 75 PPS. The victims were from Bentong, Temerloh, Bera, Maran, Kuantan and Pekan.

The Meteorological Department forecast that there would be no rain in any of the affected districts.

In Selangor, Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said on Twitter that 2,387 flood victims were still housed at 19 PPS as of 8pm.

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims dropped to 54 people from 15 families as of 9pm, compared to 68 people from 21 families in the afternoon, at the SK Tok Deh PPS in Pasir Mas.

The Drainage and Irrigation Department’s official portal reported that no major rivers in Kelantan were at the danger level.

In Negeri Sembilan, state Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) director Mohd Syukri Madnor said the number of flood victims continued to drop to 43 people from 14 families at two PPS, compared to 53 individuals from 17 families yesterday afternoon.

In Melaka, state APM director Cuthbert John Martin Quadra said the number of flood victims was unchanged at 26 people from eight families of 8pm, at the SK Penghulu Benteng PPS in Jasin.

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