KUALA LUMPUR: Negeri Sembilan became the latest state to be hit by floods, while more people were evacuated to relief centres in Kelantan and Terengganu.
In Negeri Sembilan, the Seremban district disaster management secretariat said that a relief centre was opened at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Machang, Lenggeng following the flash flood that occurred at 1.30am.
“A total of 68 people from Kampung Chelogeh, Kampung Batu 18, and Kampung Sungai Jai are being housed at the relief centre,” it said in a statement today.
In Kelantan, the number of evacuees had risen to 856 as at 9am, up from 778 overnight.
The Kelantan state disaster management secretariat (JBPN) said Jeli and Tanah Merah districts were the latest to be struck by floods after Pasir Mas.
The evacuees were being housed at SK Jeli 1, SK Legeh and SK Kuala Balah, all in Jeli; SK Gual To’Deh and SK Gual Periok (Pasir Mas), and SK Legeh (Tanah Merah).
Meanwhile, a third wave of floods in Terengganu forced the evacuation of 340 people as at 10am, compared with 102 people at the temporary relief centres (PPS) as at 8am.
The Terengganu JPBN said they were being housed at six PPS in three districts, namely Dungun, Setiu and Marang.
In Dungun, 303 evacuees were being accommodated at SK Pusat, Kampung Shukor Multipurpose Hall, Bembam Hall and Pasir Raja Community Hall.
In Marang, 12 evacuees were placed at the Wakaf Tapai Civic Hall, while 25 people were housed at the Kampung Seladang hall in Setiu.
The publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my portal reported that the levels of four rivers in Terengganu had exceeded the danger point. The level of Sungai Nerus at Kampung Langkap was at 21.72m; Sungai Setiu at Kampung Besut (17.69m), Sungai Telemong in Kuala Ping (20.1m), and Sungai Tebak at Tebak Bridge (18.71m).