Slightly over 1,000 evacuees still in flood shelters in Penang

Nov 11, 2017
Volunteers and residents with Seberang Perai Municipal Council workers cleaning up after the floods in Taman Desai Damai, SPT. Photo from Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai Facebook page

GEORGE TOWN: As at 8am today, 1,040 people from 243 families are still at flood shelters in Penang as compared to 1,313 evacuees from 304 families last night.

A state police flood operations room spokesman five shelters were still in operation in Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) and one in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT).

“There are 820 evacuees from 178 in the shelters in SPU while the Dewan Banjir Guar Jering shelter in SPT is still accomodating 220 people from 65 families,” he told Bernama.

The weather took a turn for the better overnight.
Penang was hit by its worst ever floods last weekend. The disaster claimed seven lives.

Meanwhile, in Johor Baru, Johor Health, Environment Education and Information Committee chairman Johor Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a statement said that as of 8.30am, only four flood victims from two families were still at the Kampung Lepau community hall in Pengerang.

There were 48 flood evacuees from 10 families last night. –Bernama