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Number of Penang flood evacuees drops to 3,482

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The situation in the flood-affected areas of Penang continued to improve, and the number of evacuees dropped to 3,482 as at 6am today compared to 5,729 overnight.

A spokesperson of the Police Flood Operations Room said the evacuees were being housed at 25 relief centres in Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Tengah.

“Up to 2,588 evacuees are at 13 relief centres in Seberang Perai Utara and 894 at 12 centres in Seberang Perai Tengah,” he said.

The weather in Penang today is fine, he added.

Bernama conducted a check and found out that people were cleaning their houses with the aid of volunteers.

Several of them expressed the hope that more volunteers would be available to help them as their houses were filled with mud and other sediments.

Almost the whole of Penang was affected by floods following gale-force winds and heavy rain that struck the state from last Saturday, prompting Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to appeal for federal assistance.

The floods claimed seven lives, and the wind and rain damaged property and uprooted trees in several areas.

- Bernama 

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