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Floods: Situation in four states improved; more people in Johor evacuated

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): The flood situation in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak had improved as of 8am with more evacuees allowed to return home.

However, the number of evacuees rose in Johor due to incessant rain since last night.

In Kelantan, a total of 1,702 evacuees remained at 16 relief centres compared to 2,118 yesterday evening.

According to the Welfare Department Disaster Info application, Pasir Mas still had the highest number of residents affected by the floods at 1,206 housed at 10 relief centres, followed by Kuala Krai with 496 accommodated at six relief centres.

In Terengganu, Head of the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat Lt Col (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said the number of evacuees had dropped to 3,956, compared with 6,981 as of 3pm yesterday.

“All of them are housed at 17 relief centres with a total of 3,564 victims in Kemaman and 392 in Dungun,” he told reporters today.

In Pahang, flood evacuees dropped to 23,944 housed at 242 relief centres.

Temerloh remained the worst-affected district with 11,210 evacuees, followed by Maran (3,143), Pekan (2,652), Lipis (2,028) Bera (1,583), Raub (1,466) and Jerantut (1,098) as of 8am.

Meanwhile, in Perak, only one relief centre was still operational, which was the Teluk Intan Municipal Council Hall, sheltering 44 flood victims in the Hilir Perak district.

Johor saw the number of flood evacuees rose to 3,145 in five districts as of 8am.

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