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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Flood situation improving in several states, Sg Golok still above danger level

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The flood situation in Terengganu, Kedah and Melaka improved Sunday (Nov 29) evening, with a reduced number of evacuees recorded although the water level at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, is still above the danger level.

In TERENGGANU, the flood situation had almost recovered as at 4 pm Sunday, with nine temporary relief centres closed and only 13 evacuees left compared to 1,041 people at 8am Sunday.

State Disaster Management Committee secretariat chief Lt Col (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said that only two relief centres were still open, one in Marang housing five victims (two families) and the other in Kemaman with eight people (three families).

In KEDAH, five of the six relief centres opened in the districts of Kuala Muda and Kulim since Saturday (Nov 28) night were closed Sunday.

Kuala Muda District Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) officer Capt (PA) Azahar Ahmad said three relief centres in the district, which housed 144 evacuees from 32 families, were closed at 2pm Sunday after all the victims were allowed to return home.

In Kulim, Kulim District APM officer Lt (PA) Mohd Fadhil Fahmi Zaini said two out of the three relief centres, namely the Taman Sang Kancil surau and SK Sungai Limau, which housed a total of 150 victims from 42 families, were closed at 3pm Sunday.

In MELAKA, the number of evacuees dropped from 19 people from four families as at 8am Sunday to 17 people from three families at 4 pm Sunday, with sunny weather reported in the afternoon and no main roads closed to traffic.

A Melaka APM spokesman said all the evacuees are still being placed at the SK Parit Gantong relief centre in Jasin.

In PERAK, 77 evacuees from 24 families from the Hilir Perak district are still housed at the Teluk Intan Municipal Council Hall relief centre as at 4pm Sunday.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that in the Kinta district, only six evacuees remained at the Hock Aun Community Hall relief centre when 21 of them returned home after floodwaters around Persiaran Hock Aun in Jalan Kuala Kangsar had receded.

However, the situation in the Pasir Mas district in KELANTAN worsened Sunday evening, with 21 people (four families) still seeking shelter compared to 10 people (two families) on Sunday morning.

According to the Social Welfare Department, all the evacuees, including a baby boy and baby girl, were placed at the relief centre in SK Gual Tok Deh, Pasir Mas.

According to infobanjir.water.gov.my, the Sungai Golok water level was at 9.41m (danger level 9m) as at 5 pm Sunday. - Bernama

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