Sunday, May 22, 2022

Over 9,000 evacuees still at flood relief centres

The number of evacuees has dropped in Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan.

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More than 9,000 evacuees remained at relief centres (PPS) at five flood-hit states as of noon today, with Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan reporting a drop in numbers.

In Melaka and Kelantan, meanwhile, no change was reported.

In Sabah, continuous rain since yesterday caused flash floods in several areas in Sipitang this morning.

In Selangor, meanwhile, Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said on Twitter that 2,218 victims were at 17 PPS in the state as of 8am today, from 2,387 people at 19 PPS last night.

Several stretches of road in the state 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 to Lapang Sasar, Subang.

In Pahang, updates on the Welfare Department’s Info Bencana application showed that 7,201 flood victims were still at 60 PPS, from 7,730 people at 71 PPS this morning, with Temerloh recording the highest number of flood victims followed by Pekan, Bentong, Maran, Kuantan and Bera.

According to the state disaster management secretariat, 10 roads are still closed including Jalan Kuantan-Segamat in Pekan, Jalan Kuala Lipis-Jerantut (Jerantut), Jalan Bentong-Gua Musang (Lipis), Jalan Sungai Lembing (Kuantan) and Jalan Temerloh-Jerantut (Temerloh).

In Negeri Sembilan, 36 people from 12 families were still at two PPS, compared to 43 people from 14 families this morning.

In Kelantan, the number of flood evacuees remained at 54 people from 15 families at the PPS at SK Tok Deh in Pasir Mas.

According to the Drainage and Irrigation Department’s flood portal, the water level of all major rivers in the state is below the danger level.

In Melaka, the number of evacuees remained unchanged with 26 people from eight families at the SK Penghulu Benteng PPS in Jasin.

In Sabah, state fire and rescue department assistant director Sabah Misran Bisara said a family of seven people from Kampung Pantai, Sindumun in Sipitang were rescued after being trapped in thire house.

“The department received a call at 5.55am, following which a rescue team was sent to the scene. However, the flood water is receding and hopefully the fine weather will continue until evening,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

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