Thursday, 28 February 2013

Evacuees in three flood-hit states rise to over 5,000

The number of flood evacuees in Kelantan, Terengganu and Perak increased to 5,167 as on Thursday morning.

A total of 2,637 people have been evacuated in Kelantan, up from 1,072 as at last night; while 2,346 have moved out of their homes in Terengganu (up from 2,334) and 184 are at relief centres in Perak (178 last night.)

The Kelantan government official portal reported that the evacuees in the state were being housed at 26 relief centres in seven districts.

It attributed the sudden rise in the number of evacuees to the Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang bursting its banks.

The Pasir Mas district has the most number of evacuees, at 1,832, many of them from villages located close to Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang.

The National Security Council portal said the evacuees in Terengganu were being accommodated at 28 relief centres, 25 of them in the Besut district, two in Setiu and one in Hulu Terengganu.

The 184 evacuees in Perak are staying at two relief centres, in the Manjung and Perak Tengah districts.



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