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Number Of Flood Evacuees Rising In Kedah

Kuala Lumpur: The flood situation is worsening in Kedah, doubling the number of people evacuated from sheltered homes. More residents were rescued from six relief centres, increasing the number to 691 from 183 families. However, the situation in Terengganu has improved.

While in Kulim, 256 evacuees were accommodated at PPS Masjid Sungai Seluang, PPS Surau Kampung Haji Wahab, Dewan Masjid Al Huda Kampung Jerung, and 435 victims were sheltered at two PPS, in Mukim Sungai Petani and Mukim Sidam Kiri.

Heavy rain in Perak has forced 27 victims into the relief centres. The spokesperson of Perak Fire and Rescue Department, stated that the floods hit several villages in Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan forcing 76 people to be moved to the PPS at Dewan Majlis Perbandaran Teluk Intan.

However, the number of evacuees have subsided from 1,483 to 1,041 in Terengganu. State Disaster Management Committee secretariat head Leftenan Kolonel (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said the lower number followed three PPS in Kemaman shutting down with only 12 PPS operating.