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Sabah latest Malaysian state affected by floods

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Sabah is the latest state to be affected by floods, with 236 people evacuated to three temporary relief centres, joining four other states while Selangor and Pahang have fully recovered as of 4pm yesterday.

In Sabah, 13 people from five families were evacuated to the relief centre that was opened at Dewan Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Chung Hwa, Kota Belud from 2pm after floods hit Kampong Song-Song, Kampong Donggoi and Kampong Marajah in the district.

Meanwhile, 223 people from 52 families were moved to two relief centres as a precaution due to the high tide phenomenon.

In Sarawak, as of 3pm yesterday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SMDC) reported that the number of flood victims rose to 305 compared to 139 this morning and that two more relief centres have been opened at the Ladong Community Hall in Sebuyau and Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kampong Baru, Samarahan.

With the two new relief centres, each housing 53 and 64 evacuees, there are now six relief centres in the state, including Balai Raya Kampong Opar and Balai Raya Kampong Jugan in Bau as well as the Kampong Bedaun Hall in Santubong and Dewan Suarah Kota Samarahan, Samarahan.

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri during their visit to a relief centre in Dewan Kampong Bedaun Santubong. PHOTO: BERNAMA

In Perak, the number of evacuees at two relief centres dropped to 51 people from 13 families.

While the relief centre at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Abd Rahman Talib in Hilir Perak housed 37 victims from seven families, the number of evacuees at SK Sungai Tiang Darat, Bagan Datuk dropped from 26 people from 12 families this morning to 14 people from six families.

Meanwhile, the number of evacuees in Segamat, Johor dropped to 34 people from 11 families following the closure of one relief centre, the Kampong Tasek Community Hall, at 1pm.

In Kelantan, 18,924 evacuees from 6,182 families have taken shelter at relief centres this evening, which is a reduction compared to 24,297 victims from 7,623 families this morning.

The SDMC Secretariat said all the evacuees were placed at 53 relief centres in the districts of Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh, Kota Bharu, Bachok and Tumpat.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees dropped from 25,895 this morning to 23,634 and all of them have been placed at 153 relief centres operating in all eight districts.

In Selangor, the two relief centres opened last night – at SK Merbau Sempak, Shah Alam and the Kuala Selangor Municipal Council (MPKS) Hall in Desa Coalfield, Kuala Selangor – were closed at 2pm yesterday.

In Pahang, the last relief centre in SK Sungai Ular, Kuantan, which housed 23 evacuees from six families, was closed at 4pm yesterday.


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