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More people evacuated to relief centres as Malaysia floods continue

In Johor, the number of flood evacuees in the Segamat and Tangkak districts continued to rise, totalling 1,646 people as of 8am on Sunday, up from 1,167 people at 8pm on Saturday.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R Vidyananthan said eight more relief centres were activated in Segamat. This brings the total number of relief centres in the district to 27. One relief centre had been opened in Tangkak.

Rain was reported in eight districts, with cloudy weather in Tangkak and Pontian, he added.

Water levels in two major rivers in the state – Sungai Segamat in Bandar Segamat and Sungai Tangkak ini Kampung Sri Makmur, Tangkak – are still above the danger level.

In Pahang, the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat reported that there were 1,804 flood victims at 39 relief centres in eight districts.

Of the total, 649 people are victims of the second wave of floods in Raub, Lipis, Bera, Maran and Rompin districts.

According to the Drainage and Irrigation Department’s (DID) website, water levels in six rivers in the state are still above the danger level.

The Meteorology Department has forecasted rain in all districts in Pahang on Sunday.

In Negeri Sembilan, the Social Welfare Department’s InfoBencana app showed 1,767 flood victims from 460 families at 16 relief centres in the state as of 7am on Sunday.

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims remained at 308 people at five relief centres, comprising four in Kuala Krai and one in Jeli as of 8am on Sunday.

The DID’s official portal reported on Sunday that water levels in all major rivers in the state have receded to below the danger level, with four rivers still above the warning level.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees remained at 147 people from 44 families at three relief centres on Sunday morning.

In Dungun, the number of victims at Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Shukor remained at 68 people from 20 families, with 69 people at Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Pasir Raja, and 10 people at Surau Kampung Ban Ho in Kemaman.

The water levels in major rivers in the state have also receded to below the danger level, with three rivers still above the warning level.

Source: CNA

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