KUALA TERENGGANU, March 29 (Bernama) -- Ten evacuation centres, housing 893
flood victims, were opened in several districts in Terengganu following
unusually heavy rain in Marang, Kemaman, Kuala Terengganu and Dungun since
A Terengganu Disaster Operations Room spokesperson said four evacuation
centres were set up in Kemaman which sheltered 175 victims from 33 families,
while in Marang, three centres were opened housing 31 victims from 13 families.
"In Kuala Terengganu, 226 victims from 56 families are staying in two
relocation centres since midnight," he said.
Meanwhile, in BALING, eight villages in Kupang were hit by floods at about
2am today, affecting about 1,000 residents.
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They are Kampung Landak Hilir, Belakang Panggung, Pekan Khamis, Banggol
Lahar, Cenerai, Belakang Sekolah, Raja, Pekan Kupang and areas near Sungai
The floods caused by heavy rain since 9pm yesterday resulted in water from
Sungai Kupang to overflow.
Kedah Social Welfare Department director Zulkifli Ramli, when contacted by
Bernama, said the department was conducting a census on victims involved in the
flood estimated to affect about 1,000 families since early this morning.
In IPOH, flood evacuees in Kerian who were relocated since March 21 were
allowed to return home since 10.30am today following improved situations at
Kerian police chief Supt Mat Fauzi Nayan, when contacted by Bernama today,
said the two relocation centres at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bukit Merah and SK
Alor Pongsu were also closed today.
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Eleven villages were flooded in 0.5 metres of water after the Bukit Merah
dam overflowed since March 21.
He added that although the situation has returned to normal, the police and
other agencies are ready for possibilities of recurring floods.
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