PETALING JAYA: The number of flood evacuees in Langkawi has risen to 62 as of noon today, compared with 49 who were relocated to a temporary relief centre yesterday.
Langkawi civil defence force officer Ahmad Shahfikri Darus said all the evacuees were placed at Dewan Syifak in Padang Matsirat, which has been open since Sunday evening.
“A total of 50 adults and 12 children have been placed at the relief centre,” he said in a statement, according to Bernama.
The affected areas include Kampung Teluk Yu, Kampung Sungai Itau, Kampung Kilim, Tanjung Rhu, Kampung Tua, Kampung Pasir Hitam and Kampung Telaga Ayer Hangat.
Tabika Kemas Pasir Hitam, Jalan Kelubi, SK Pulau Tuba, Jalan Penarak, Kampung Belanga Pecah, SK Seri Lagenda, Simpang Tiga Nyior Cabang, Kampung Padang Gong and Jalan Kedawang are the other locations hit by the floods.
“Among the agencies involved in assisting the evacuees at the temporary relief centre are the civil defence force, the social welfare department, the health ministry and the police,” he said.
Langkawi has been experiencing floods since Sunday. It was reported that at least 44 hikers and three guides were trapped at the Telaga Tujuh waterfall on Sunday morning.
All of them were later rescued.