Flood victims from Kampung Sri Gambut take refuge at a temporary relief centre in Pekan Nanas, Pontian November 14, 2022. — Bernama pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — A total of 2,984 flood victims in six states are still seeking shelter at 28 relief centres (PPS) as of this morning.
In Selangor, according to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) InfoBencana website, the number of flood victims surge again to 163 people, involving 46 families this morning, from 126 people (36 families) last night.
Three PPS are still in operation, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Sireh; Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jeram and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Yuk Chih Batang Berjuntai.
In Melaka, 66 people from 21 families are at PPS as at 8am today from 51 people (16 families) at 8pm yesterday.
The secretariat for the Melaka Disaster Management Committee, in a statement, stated that the PPS at the office of the Kesidang Development and Coordination Committee (Japerun) housed nine victims, involving three families from Melaka Tengah.
The PPS at Balai Raya Kampung Gadek houses 12 victims from six families, while the PPS at Dewan Japerun Durian Tunggal accommodates 45 people from 12 families.
In Kelantan, the JKM’s Info Bencana portal reported that the number of flood victims as of 9am today remained at 2,124 people from 713 since last night and they are at eight PPS in the Pasir Mas district.
Meanwhile, based on the report at https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my/, the reading at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, exceeded the danger level at 9.13 metre, but has subsided from 9.34 metre last night.
In Kedah, a total of 61 people from the districts of Kulim and Baling have been evacuated to two PPS following two hours of continuous heavy rain last night.
Kulim Civil Defence officer Capt (PA) Amirul Aliff Ahmaf said 42 victims from 11 families were evacuated to the PPS at Massjid Sungai Seluang, while 19 others, involving seven families, were evacuated to the PPS at Surau Ittifaqih in Baling which was opened at 7.30pm yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Drainage and Irrigation Department’s (DID) website at Public InfoBanjir stated that Sungai Padang Terap in Kampung Kubu, Padang Terap recorded a water level of 13.14 metre, which is above the danger level (13.02m) and is rising as at 8am today.
In Johor, four districts are still hit by flash floods, namely Tangkak, Kluang, Segamat dan Pontian, with 335 evacuees recorded as of 8 am today, from 318 people last night.
According to the District Disaster Management Committee, all the flood victims, who are from 85 families, were evacuated to six PPS.
The weather in some of the districts was reported to be cloudy, including Muar, Johor Bahru and Kluang.
In Perak, there are still 235 flood victims at six PPS in the state, with two more PPS opened in Perak Tengah due to floods caused by the overflowing of water from Sungai Perak.
The two PPS are at Surau Nurul Jannah Kampung Parit Enam Layang-Layang Kiri and at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Simpang Tiga, Parit. — Bernama