Floods: Drop in number of victims in four states, unchanged in Melaka

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood evacuees continues to decrease in Pahang, Kelantan, Selangor and Negri Sembilan as more relief centres were closed, while in Melaka the situation remains unchanged.

In PAHANG, the state Disaster Management Committee Secretariat informed that Bera has fully recovered from the floods with the closure of the last relief centre on Wednesday (Dec 29) afternoon after 32 evacuees were allowed to return home.

Five districts namely Bentong, Temerloh, Maran, Kuantan and Pekan are still affected.

Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Department (JKM) Info Bencana application reported that 6,351 victims are still at 48 relief centres on Wednesday evening, down from 7,319 at noon.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department rain is expected in several places tonight in Kuantan and Pekan, while in other flood-affected districts, the weather is favourable.

In KELANTAN, the number of flood victims also recorded a drop as of 5pm on Wednesday, with 42 victims from eight families compared to 54 from 15 families being housed at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tok Deh in Pasir Mas, in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) through https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, reported that no major rivers in the state were at the danger level.

In SELANGOR, according to the JKM Info Bencana application 2,285 victims are still seeking shelter at 13 relief centres as of 5.30pm on Wednesday.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) in a statement on Wednesday said the Selangor Disaster Management Committee and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) have been instructed to identify the best solution to accommodate residents who need to vacate their houses due to landslides and unsafe conditions.

In NEGRI SEMBILAN, according to the latest JKM Info Bencana data, the number of flood victims being housed at two relief centres in Jelebu, has dropped to 29 people from nine families this evening as compared to 36 from 12 families on Wednesday afternoon.

In MELAKA, the number of evacuees remains unchanged at 26 people from eight families as of 4pm on Wednesday and they are at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Penghulu Benteng, Jasin relief centre. – Bernama