Number of flood victims in Kelantan decreases

Jan 7, 2017


The number of flood victims rises in Terengganu... (Pic courtesy of Terangganu Times Facebook page).
The number of flood victims rises in Terengganu. -Photo courtesy of Terangganu Times Facebook page

The number of residents affected by the flood in Kelantan decreased to 12,064 comprising 4,406 families as of 8am, compared to 12,771 people (4,584 families) on Friday night.

The Welfare Department in its infobanjir app said 27 evacuation centres remained open to accommodate the flood victims in Pasir Mas, Tumpat and Pasir Puteh.

Pasir Mas continues to record the highest number of victims with 7,999 comprising 3,108 families who are sheltered at 19 evacuation centres, followed by Tumpat, with 4,038 (1,293 families) who are staying at seven centres.

Another 27 people from five families are staying at a centre in Pasir Puteh.

The state government website, said only the water level in Sungai Golok, Rantau Panjang is still at a danger level of 9.47 metres but lower than Friday night’s reading of 9.69m.

The reading for Sungai Kelantan at Jambatan Guillemard, Tanah Merah is 12.62m compared to 12.89m last night, which is below the danger level of 16m.

The water level in other main rivers has returned to normal.

Meanwhile, in Terengganu, the number of residents affected by the flood has risen to 1,473 comprising 364 families as of 8am, compared to 1,238 (316 families) on Friday night.

They are staying at eight evacuation centres.

The Welfare Department through its Infobanjir app said a new centre was opened at Sekolah Kebangsaan Gong Badak in Kuala Terengganu which now has 1,199 flood victims (286 families), compared to 955 (235 families) on Friday.

In Dungun, 208 victims (60 families) are staying at two centres, Dewan Sivik Paka and SK Durian Mentangau.

The number remains for flood victims in two districts, Marang (39 people from 13 families staying at SK Pasir Putih), and Setiu (27 from five families, at Surau Kampung Nyatoh).

Terengganu state education director, Shafruddin Ali Hussin said a ‘gotong royong’ to clean up the surroundings of schools affected by the flood would continue today.

He said all schools in the state would open as usual Sunday.

“The flood since Saturday disrupted class sessions at 65 schools in Terengganu due to the submerged roads. Some low-lying schools were also inundated.

“The department is very grateful for the cooperation of many parties in joining the local community to make sure that the schools could operate normally as soon as possible,” he said. –Bernama¬†