Flood victims drop in Pahang, Kelantan

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) –  The flood situation in several states is showing improvement when the number of evacuees housed in temporary relief centres (PPS) fell in Terengganu and Perak.

However, according to Social Welfare Department (JKM) Disaster Info portal, the total number of victims in Johor rose slightly to bring the overall total number of victims in Pahang, Kelantan and Johor now to over 25,000 people.

According to infobanjir.water.gov.my, portal, the river water levels at several locations are still above the danger level among them along Sungai Pahang including Lubuk Paku and Maran; Sungai Jelai in Lipis as well as Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang and Kuala Jambu.

In Pahang, flood victims at 222 PPS yesterday evening dropped to 22,055 compared to 23,944 people yesterday morning with Temerloh still having the most victims with 11,109 people. This was followed by Maran (2,795), Pekan (2,662), Bera (1,586), Lipis (1,268), Raub (1,038),  Jerantut (786), Kuantan (748) and Rompin (63).

Meanwhile, East Coast Expressway (LPT1) concessionaire, ANIH Berhad in a statement announced that all lanes at KM126.3 between Chenor and Temerloh are now open in both directions from 1pm yesterday.

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims in two districts has eased to 888 people as at 3pm compared to 1,702 victims yesterday morning in 10 PPS with Pasir Mas having 674 victims and Kuala Krai (214 people).

A car outside a house after floodwaters receded in Mentakab, in Malaysia’s Pahang. PHOTO: AFP