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Rise in Kelantan flood victims, Terengganu sees drop

Last update: 03/12/2019
KOTA BHARU, Dec 3 -- The number of flood victims in Kelantan rose to 13,080 involving 4,670 families this evening compared to 12,468 evacuees from 4,341 families in the afternoon.

According to the InfoBencanaJKM application, Pasir Mas recorded the highest number of evacuees with 8,641 people (3,384 families) who are being housed at 29 temporary relief centres.

The number of evacuees at six relief centres in Tumpat increased to 1,856 victims (613 families) compared to 909 people (281 families) at 1 pm.

Pasir Puteh recorded 826 evacuees (219 families) at eight relief centres while in Kuala Krai 653 people (146 families) were placed at eight centres.

In Kota Bharu, 616 evacuees (168 families) were housed at four relief centres, 348 victims (102 families) were taking shelter at seven relief centres in Tanah Merah while 140 people (38 families) were being accommodated at three relief centres in Machang.

Water levels in most major rivers in Kelantan are showing a downward trend due to the good weather since this morning.

No closure of major roads was reported and the floods have so far claimed two lives.

Meanwhile, in TERENGGANU, the number of flood victims dropped to 3,004 people from 845 families placed at 66 relief centres, compared to 3,962 people from 1,146 families at 83 relief centres this afternoon.

Terengganu Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) director, Lt Col Che Adam A Rahman said the improved weather in Besut saw the number of victims reduce to 1,094 people from 325 families in 25 relief centres, compared to 1,393 people (from 368 families) in 31 relief centres this afternoon.

He said the flood situation in Hulu Terengganu was also improving, as the number of evacuees dropped to 294 people from 85 families in five relief centres, compared to 458 people (193 families) in seven relief centres reported previously, while in Setiu, the number of victims dropped to 974 from 261 families in 20 relief centres, compared to 1,406 people (398 families) placed in 26 centers this afternoon.

Victims in other areas include Kuala Nerus (333 people), Dungun (262), Marang (34) and Kuala Terengganu (13).


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