Banjir di Kemaman: Terburuk berbanding tahun lalu, kata penduduk

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Banjir yang kini melanda daerah Kemaman disifatkan lebih buruk berbanding tahun lalu dan melumpuhkan hampir sebahagian besar bandarnya yang terletak di Chukai.

Kemaman merupakan kawasan paling teruk terjejas akibat banjir di Terengganu berbanding Hulu Terengganu dan Dungun.

Walaupun mangsa yang dipindahkan hampir mencecah 3,000 orang setakat 7 petang semalam di Kemaman, namun jumlah itu dijangka meningkat menjelang tengah malam berikutan air laut pasang.

Tinjauan Bernama di beberapa kawasan termasuk Kampung Bukit Mentok dan Pengkalan Pandan mendapati penduduk kawasan itu meninggalkan kediaman masing-masing kerana kebanyakan rumah mereka ditenggelami air hingga ke paras bumbung.

Penduduk Bandar Baru Bukit Mentok, Norita Abdul, 38, berkata banjir tahun ini lebih ganas berbanding sebelumnya hingga sebahagian kawasan didiaminya tenggelam.

"Keluarga saya hanya sempat mengalihkan sebahagian barangan rumah ke tempat tinggi berikutan air yang naik ke dalam rumah dengan mendadak kali ini.

"Tahun lepas, air naik ke rumah tidak secepat ini tetapi kali ini sangat berbeza sehingga rumah saya tenggelam hanya nampak bumbung," kata ibu lima anak itu ketika ditemui di Pusat Pemindahan mangsa banjir di Dewan Seri Amar di Kemaman, semalam.

Jaafar Omar, 57, dari Kampung Pengkalan Pandan, berkata kalau semasa banjir sebelum ini air masuk rumahnya paling tinggi pun hanya separas pinggang namun bencana kali ini lebih buruk.

"Tahun lepas air bah naik hanya paras pinggang. Saya letak barang-barang tinggi sedikit daripada paras pinggang.

"Namun keesokan bila saya hendak balik ke rumah, Masya-Allah, rumah tinggal bumbung,  semua tenggelam," katanya yang belum dapat menganggarkan jumlah kerugian dialaminya.

Sementara itu kesesakan teruk berlaku di Chukai setelah beberapa jalan utama di pusat bandar itu dinaiki air sedalam 0.5 hingga 1.5 meter di beberapa tempat.

Lebih memburukkan keadaan apabila kebanyakan pusat perpindahan mangsa banjir terpaksa bergelap akibat tiada bekalan elektrik sejak jam 10 malam berikutan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) memutuskan bekalan eletrik di beberapa kawasan banjir bagi mengelakkan kejadian litar pintas.

Stesen minyak turut mengalami masalah sama kerana memerlukan bekalan eletrik untuk beroperasi dan menyebabkan pengguna jalan raya terpaksa beratur panjang untuk mengisi minyak di lokasi pinggir bandar yang tidak dilanda banjir.

Tinjauan di Hulu Terengganu turut mengalami situasi sama seperti di Kemaman dengan kira-kira 25 keluarga di Kampung Paya Besar mengalami detik cemas setelah kediaman mereka mula dinaiki air akibat hujan berterusan sejak empat hari lalu.

Namun kegelisahan mereka terubat setelah bantuan penyelamat tiba dengan menaiki bot Bomba dan Penyelamat Kuala Berang untuk membawa mereka ke pusat pemindahan Balairaya Paya Besar.

Penduduk kampung, Mohd Nasir Salleh, 45, berkata hampir kesemua rumah penduduk dinaiki air sehingga bumbung dan dia tujuh sekeluarga terpaksa berpindah sehelai sepinggang.

"Hujan lebat tidak berhenti sejak beberapa hari lalu antara penyebab air naik secara luar biasa dan mendadak. Saya boleh nampak haiwan ternakan berenang-renang dan barang rumah seperti tong gas terapung di atas air," katanya. - Bernama, 5 Disember, 2013.

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