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More flood victims evacuated in Pahang and Perak

The number of evacuees in Selangor has dropped while the situation in Johor, Kelantan and Sarawak remains largely unchanged.

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People and vehicles make their way through a flooded road in Kampung Sri Tanjung, Dengkil, Nov 17. Photo: Bernama
People and vehicles make their way through a flooded road in Kampung Sri Tanjung, Dengkil, Nov 17. Photo: Bernama

The number of people affected by floods in Pahang and Perak has continued to rise while Selangor showed a downward trend as of 8am today. 

In Johor, Kelantan and Sarawak, meanwhile, there was little change. 

In Pahang, the Social Welfare Department's Disaster Info portal showed an increase in the number of evacuees to 347 people accommodated at 10 temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in Raub this morning.

The PPS at the Kemas Gali activity centre recorded the highest number of evacuees at 143, followed by the Kampung Pia multipurpose hall (77) and SK Tersang (36).

Meanwhile, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Info Banjir portal said that the water level in Sungai Tanum in Chegar Perah, Lipis, passed the danger mark this morning, while two other rivers, Sungai Kechau, also in Lipis, and Sungai Serting in Bera, are at the warning level.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department forecasts thunderstorms in most districts in Pahang this evening, including Raub, Lipis and Bera.

In Perak, the number of flood evacuees increased to 868 people from 237 families as of 10am compared to 642 from 188 families reported last night.

They are being housed at 13 PPS including three newly-opened centres, namely the Kampung Padang Tembak multipurpose hall in Hilir Perak; SK Titi Gantong in Perak Tengah and the Kampung Piandang community hall in Kinta.

However, several districts continued to record a decrease in the number of evacuees, particularly at the SMK Abd Rahman Talib (SMART) Batu 4 PPS; SK Changkat Lobak; Sekolah Agama Rakyat Padang Serai; the SMK Raja Shahriman Beruas hall and SAR Shafie Batu Hampar.

In Selangor, the state civil defence force disaster management committee secretariat reported as of 8am that the number of evacuees had dropped to 1,625 individuals from 401 families compared to 1,905 from 471 families at midnight last night, involving seven districts.

Twenty-three PPS were opened: six in Sepang, four in Kuala Selangor, three each in Sabak Bernam, Klang and Petaling, and two each in Hulu Langat and Kuala Langat.
In Johor, the district disaster management committee said the number of evacuees remained unchanged at 289 people from 72 families, housed at five PPS in Tangkak, Kluang and Segamat, as of 8am.

"A total of 39 people are at the Kampung Batu Badak hall and 14 people at the Tasek community hall, Segamat. Only six people are still at the Kampung Ithnin Maarof hall in Kluang.

"SK Simpang 5 Darat and Sekolah Agama Simpang 5 Darat in Tangkak are currently housing 122 and 108 evacuees respectively," the committee said in a statement today.

It also said that four rivers in the state were at the warning level, namely Sungai Lenik (Ladang Cha'ah) and Sungai Muar (Kampung Awat) in Segamat, Sungai Tangkak (Kampung Seri Makmur) in Tangkak, and Sungai Sembrong (Batu 2 Sembrong) in Batu Pahat.

In Kelantan, according to the Social Welfare Department’s disaster info portal, the number of evacuees remained unchanged at 1,053 people from 364 families. They are being accommodated at six PPS in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas.

The PPS involved are SK Tok Deh, SK Kubang Kual, Putat Tujoh, Mukim Padang Licin Mosque, SK Gual Periok and SK Gual Tinggi.

In Sarawak, the number of flood evacuees remained unchanged at 123 as of 7am, involving 39 families from Jalan Medamit, Limbang.

According to the Sarawak disaster management committee, the evacuees have been placed at the Medamit community hall PPS.

In Melaka, 44 people from 10 families were still housed at one PPS this morning, according to the state disaster management committee secretariat.

The secretariat, in a statement, said the evacuees were from the Alor Gajah district and were being accommodated at the Durian Tunggal state constituency development and coordination committee office.