Friday, 11 January 2013

6,000 households affected in Kuantan

The massive flood in Kuantan and its surrounding areas on Christmas Eve affected nearly 6,000 households with the losses still yet to be ascertained.

Teruntum assemblyman Datuk Chang Hong Seong said 3,300 households in Kuantan alone had been affected by the flood.

“Among the areas flooded were Seri Kuantan, Kampung Tengah, Kampung Jawa and Galing Besar. Our estimate of losses is about RM1,000 per household.

“The National Security Council has asked us to finalise the applications for aid within this month,” he said yesterday.

In the Semambu constituency in Indera Mahkota, up to 2,680 families were reported to have been affected by the floods.

Semambu assemblyman Datuk Pang Tsu Ming said these were the families that had registered and were eligible to receive aid.

It was learnt that the Kuantan District and Land Office was currently collecting data on damage to public infrastructures and house structures.


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