KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood evacuees at relief centres in Terengganu and Kelantan continues to rise as of 8pm.
In Terengganu, the situation has worsened after a continuous downpour forced more families to evacuate. A total of 628 people from 149 families had been evacuated by this evening compared to 442 people from 113 families at noon.
Kemaman is the latest district to be hit by floods, with 13 evacuees from four families being housed in a relief centre, while in Dungun, a centre that closed yesterday was reopened at 2pm today to help house 62 evacuees from 12 families.
In Kuala Nerus, 34 people from six families remain at a centre, while in Marang there are 69 people from 18 families at two centres. The water levels at two stations, Sungai Chalok in Jambatan Chalok, Setiu, and Sg Tumpat in Kampung Baru Kemasik, are at warning levels.
In Kelantan, the number of evacuees jumped to 224 people from 72 families seeking shelter at two centres in Bachok and one in Pasir Mas compared to only 63 people from 18 families this morning.
There are 49 people from 12 families at SMK Beris Panchor and 90 people from 30 families at SK Jelawat in Bachok, while SK Tok Deh, Pasir Mas, is housing 85 people from 30 families.