KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The number of flood evacuees in Sabah have increased to 3,035 people compared to 2,394 people this afternoon, which indicates a worsening situation in the state.
Meanwhile, in Sarawak, the number of victims dropped to 3,071 people compared to 3,400 people yesterday afternoon, while Kelantan and Perak still have 255 and 77 victims respectively.
This brings the total number of victims relocated to relief centres nationwide to 6,438 people compared to 6,126 in the afternoon.
In Sabah, Beaufort district officer Mohd Shahid Othman said four flood relief centres in the district are sheltering 1,214 people from 396 families.
In the district of Membakut, assistant district officer Sarudin Ismail said 1,694 victims from 604 families were housed in six flood relief centres.
Sipitang assistant district officer Matlin Dullah said a total of 131 flood victims from 35 families remain in the district.
Meanwhile, Sabah Education director Datuk Jame Alip said 40 schools in Beaufort, Sipitang and Papar were still closed either due to floods or because they were used to shelter flood evacuees.
A Sarawak National Security Council spokesman said although the number of victims had dropped, the number of relief centres increased from from 14 to 17.
Currently, one relief centre housing 379 victims remains open in Kuching, while seven relief centres shelter 1,270 people in Samarahan and two relief centres in Mukah are catering to 83 flood victims.
Meanwhile, 1,216 victims are at six flood relief centres in Limbang and 123 victims are in one centre in Long Panai, Miri.