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Number of flood evacuees continues to rise in Perak, Selangor

BERNAMA – The flood situation in Selangor and Perak shows no sign of improvement as the number of evacuees housed in temporary relief centres in both states continues to rise.

In Selangor, the number of flood evacuees rose to 722 people from 184 families compared with 673 people from 170 families reported yesterday.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) Info Bencana portal, another relief centre was opened at Dewan Dato Hormat Kampung Seri Cheeding, Jenjarom in Kuala Langat district which accommodated eight people, bringing to a total number of relief centres opened in the state to eight. According to the state Drainage and Irrigation Department portal, two rivers in Selangor have exceeded the danger level – Sungai Semenyih in Pekan Bangi Lama, Hulu Langat at 17.15 metres (m) and the Sungat Langat in Bukit Changgang, Kuala Langat with a water level of 11.38m.

Sungai Semenyih in Kampung Pasir, Hulu Langat and Sungai Langat in Jenderam Hilir, Sepang have exceeded the warning level at 49.86m and 3.95m respectively.

Meanwhile, in Perak, the state Disaster Management Committee secretariat, in a statement, said the number of evacuees rose to 310 from 91 families as of tonight, compared with 299 people from 87 families initially.

A woman walks through the flood in Selangor, Malaysia. PHOTO: BERNAMA