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Number of flood victims rises in Pahang, Perak, Selangor, Terengganu, drops in Johor

— The number of people affected by floods in Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu continued to rise as of this evening, even as Johor’s number decreased slightly. Meanwhile, there was very little change in the flood situation in Kelantan.

In Pahang, the number of evacuees rose to 13,626 people at 200 relief centres in nine districts, with Maran recording the highest at 3,926.

This was followed by Kuantan district with 3,314 evacuees; Raub (1,688); Jerantut (1,458); Lipis (1,122); Temerloh (900); Rompin (772); Bentong (253) and Pekan (193).

Meanwhile, ANIH Berhad announced in a statement that as of 5 pm, the stretch of road from KM84.6-KM84.7 Lanchang of the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1) was still closed to all vehicles after being submerged in one metre of waters.

In Perak, the number of flood evacuees exceeded 1,000 people compared to 894 people at noon today. All evacuees are currently housed at 14 relief centres in four districts, Muallim, Hilir Perak, Kampar and Kuala Kangsar.

The same situation was recorded in Selangor, with two centres in Bestari Jaya and Hulu Bernam opening as the total number of evacuees increased to 174 people, said Selangor disaster management unit operations officer Muhammad Izzat Haziq Mohd Nazir.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees rose to 1,044 as the victims in Kemaman increased to 844 people with the opening of another three relief centres. This brings the total number of relief centres in operation to seven in the district. In Dungun, 200 people remain at three relief centres.

State disaster management committee secretariat chief Lt Col (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said three new centres have begun operations in Kemaman, namely Surau Haji Othman, Masjid Tebak Batu 16 and Dewan Orang Ramai Felda Seberang Tayor.

The number of flood victims in Johor, meanwhile, dropped to 6,244 people, compared to 6,991 people at noon today following the closure of 10 relief centres in flood-affected districts.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said Kota Tinggi district now had the most number of evacuees with 2,661 people, followed by Kluang with 2,123 people and Kulai with 585 people.

He said several roads were still closed including Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing (Kubu), Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing (Batu 16), Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing (Risda), Jalan Kota Tinggi-Kluang (Mara arcade), Jalan Lok Heng/Mawai/Sungai Mas (Jambatan Sungai Semalok), Jalan Tai Hong, Jalan Tai Hong (kampung house), Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, Jalan Semanggar (bridge), Jalan Mawai Lama and Jalan Sungai Telor.

In Kelantan, there was no change in the number of evacuees in Gua Musang, with 322 people housed in three relief centres.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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