KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The flood situation in Kelantan is still critical with 111,376 victims at the relief centres yesterday afternoon, while the situation in Perlis and Selangor has returned to normal.
In Kelantan, Kuala Krai district still has a high number of flood evacuees at 23,169 although the flood waters are subsiding.
According to the state Social Welfare Department’s flood operations room, this was because many of the victims could not return home as they had no food supply.
However, the latest figures on the number of flood evacuees in other districts could not be confirmed at this point due to communication problems.
It is still cloudy in Kota Baharu and the water level in Sungai Pengkalan Chepa has been observed to be rising.
In Perlis and Selangor, the situation has returned to normal after the flood waters subsided. All the evacuees were allowed to return home and the flood relief centres closed.
However, in Terengganu, Dungun district recorded a sharp increase in the number of evacuees to 10,938 yesterday afternoon from 8,683 in the morning.
According to the Terengganu National Security Council (MKN) portal, the figures in three other districts have not changed – 24,235 in Kemaman, 205 in Hulu Terengganu and 780 in Kuala Terengganu.
The total number of flood evacuees in Terengganu has risen to 36,158 in the afternoon from 33,990 in the morning.
In Perak, the number of flood evacuees in the four affected areas, namely Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Central Perak and Kerian reached 7,587 in the afternoon from 7,513 yesterday morning.
The official portal of the state Public Works Department said certain stretches of road in Central Perak, namely Teluk Sena Bridge, Teluk Sena-Ulu Dedap road and Teluk Sena-Selat Pulau road, were closed to all vehicles because of flooding in these areas.
In Johor, the number of evacuees at the relief centres has dropped to 447 from 475 in the morning.
The Kampung Batu Badak community hall in Mukim Gemereh, Segamat, became the latest relief centre opened at 10am yesterday, to house 27 victims from six families.
However, the actual number of flood victims in Pahang yesterday afternoon could not be confirmed.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak visited visited Lipis, Temerloh and Jerantut to look at the flood situation in these areas.