Floods: Number of evacuees drops in Pahang, Kedah

Kampung Gudang Rasau, Kuantan, Pahang as seen on Tuesday (Feb 7).

Kampung Gudang Rasau, Kuantan, Pahang as seen on Tuesday (Feb 7).

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): The number of flood evacuees has dropped in Pahang and Kedah, while those in Johor and Terengganu remained unchanged as of Wednesday morning (Feb 8).

In Pahang, the state disaster management committee secretariat said the number of evacuees had dropped to 2,797 people from 847 families on Wednesday morning, from 3,585 people from 1,046 families on Tuesday night, with 2,678 of them taking shelter at 16 relief centres in Kuantan, and 119 at four centres in Pekan.

In Kedah, Kulim district disaster management committee secretariat spokesman Capt (PA) Amirul Aliff Ahmad said that the flood evacuees placed at Sekolah Menengah Agama Madrasah Insaniah Jangkang near Kulim had decreased to 18 people as of 8am on Wednesday, compared with 26 on Tuesday night.

All the victims from six families are residents of Kampung Padang Limau.

In Terengganu, the state disaster management committee said that the number of evacuees in the Kemaman district remained at 18 from six families on Wednesday morning, and all of them were housed at Sekolah Kebangsaan Lembah Jabor.

The number of flood evacuees in Johor also remained unchanged at 33 from 10 families since Tuesday night, with all of them being housed at two relief centres in Segamat and Mersing.