KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The floods in Kelantan and Terengganu worsened yesterday afternoon when more victims were evacuated.
In Kelantan, 20,709 victims from 6,795 families in eight districts were evacuated compared to 20,468 people this morning while the number of flood relief centres increased to 84 from 70.
The water levels at four major rivers rose above the danger levels with Sungai Golok at 10.34 metres (danger level – nine metres).
The other rivers which have breached the danger levels were Sungai Galas (42.08 metres) in Dabong, Gua Musang, Sungai Lebir in Tualang, Gua Musang (40.27 metres), Sungai Kelantan at Tangga Krai, Kuala Krai (29.10 metres) and Sungai Kelantan at Guillemard Bridge, Tanah Merah (17.95 metres).
The danger levels of the three rivers are 38 metres, 35 metres, 25 metres and 16 metres, respectively.
In Kuala Krai, 1,644 victims were evacuated to 21 centres in the afternoon compared to 1,328 yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, the number of victims dropped to 3,513 yesterday afternoon from 3,692. They are housed at 11 centres. Likewise, in Pasir Mas, the number of evacuees dropped to 10,497 at 32 centres compared to 10,565 in the morning.
The situation is similar in Tumpat, where 3,901 victims are at seven centres compared to 3,956 yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, the number of evacuees in Pasir Puteh remains at 556 at four relief centres, and, in Machang, there are 19 victims at one centre.
The number of deaths due to the floods since Dec 16 remains at four.
In Terengganu, the number of victim evacuees rose drastically to 11,731 people this afternoon from 6,003 in the morning, according to the Terengganu National Security Council’s portal.