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Number of flood evacuees in Kelantan up, Terengganu registers decline

Bernama
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Kelantan saw an increase in the number of flood evacuees this morning while Terengganu registered a decline.

The number of evacuees in Kelantan rose to 13,764 people, while in Terengganu the number dropped to 1,856 this morning.

In Kelantan, the number of evacuees in Pasir Mas and Tumpat districts increased to 9,373 evacuees in 29 relief centres and 2,290 in seven centres respectively.

In Pasir Puteh, the total remains at 826 people (219 families) in eight centres; Tanah Merah recorded 321 evacuees (97 families) in seven centres while in Machang 40 evacuees (38 families) are still seeking shelter at three relief centres.

In Kota Bharu and Kuala Krai, the number of evacuees dropped to 146 (37 families) in two centres and 263 (65 families) in five centres respectively.

The http://ebanjir.kelantan.gov.my/ website showed that Sungai Golok water level in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas dropped to 10.32 metres from 10.39 metres, still above the danger level of nine meters.

According to the Department of Irrigation and Drainage, only Sungai Dungun at Jambatan Jerangau had breached the 12.50-metre danger point when it recorded a 13.11-metre reading this morning.

In Johor, the number of evacuees in a Batu Pahat relief centre remains unchanged with 52 people (23 families) still seeking shelter.

-Bernama

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