Fewer flood evacuees in Terengganu, Kelantan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) — The flood situation in Terengganu and Kelantan is improving with a decrease in the number of victims housed in evacuation centres (PPS), as of tonight.

In TERENGGANU, the number of flood victims continued to drop to 5,170 people from 1,288 families as of 8 pm, compared with 10,204 people from 2,596 families at 2 pm.

Currently, only three districts are still affected by floods with 25 PPS operating, namely 19 in Hulu Terengganu, Dungun (four) and Kuala Nerus (two).

The Secretariat of the State Disaster Management Committee said the highest number of victims was in Hulu Terengganu with 4,846 evacuees, followed by Dungun (308) and Kuala Nerus (16).

Meanwhile, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) website publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my reported that no more rivers have exceeded the danger level.

In KELANTAN, there was a declining trend with 4,809 evacuees from 1,525 families still housed in 18 PPS in Pasir Mas and Tumpat districts as of 8 pm, compared with 6,341 people from 2,095 families this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the DID’s flood info portal reported that only one major river in Kelantan, Air Bol in Jeli, was at the alert level of 71.3 metres.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency