Flood situation improves in Kelantan, slight dip in Terengganu

Residents in Kuala Krai begin cleaning their homes as flood waters recede in the area. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in Kelantan appears to be improving although there has been a slight increase in number of evacuees in Terengganu.

In Kelantan, the number of flood evacuees dropped to 11,436 from 4,442 families as at 8am today, from 12,269 people (4,684 families) yesterday.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s InfoBencana, 30 flood relief centres are still open in four districts, namely Pasir Mas (8,117 evacuees, 3,288 families), Tumpat (3,183 evacuees, 1,120 families), Pasir Puteh (80 evacuees, 15 families) and Kuala Krai (56 evacuees, 19 families).

Meanwhile, the Kelantan government’s ebanjir showed that the water in Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang in Pasir Mas and at Kuala Jambu, Tumpat is still above the danger level.

The weather in the state this morning was fine, with no main roads closed due to the floods which have so far claimed three lives – the latest, a 51-year-old single father, Zulkapli Yaakub, 51, who was electrocuted while wading through floodwaters in front of his house in Kampung Tasek Permai, Pasir Mas, yesterday.

In Terengganu, the number of flood victims at eight relief centres increased to 1,047 people (269 families) this morning, from 899 people (235 families) last night.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s InfoBencana, 616 of the flood victims (161 families) are in Kuala Nerus while 37 (eight families) are in Setiu and 394 (100 families) are in Kuala Terengganu.

Fine weather was also reported in the state this morning.

In Johor, the number of flood evacuees remained unchanged at 21. They are being accommodated at a relief centre at Sekolah Agama Seri Comel in Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat.

Local Government, Urban Well-being and Environment Committee chairman Tan Chen Choon said 16 of the evacuees (three families) are from Kampung Parit Betong, while the other five evacuees are a family from Kampung Parit Abdul Rahman, Parit Sulong.