KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Terengganu and Kelantan continue to record an increase in the number of flood evacuees compared to yesterday, while Raub became the first district in Pahang to be hit by the floods during the monsoon season this year.
The number of flood victims continued to increase in Terengganu to 2,802 people from 781 families as of 8 am today compared to 1,817 people from 503 families recorded at 10 pm last night.
Terengganu Disaster Management Committee Secretariat chief Lieutenant Colonel (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said Setiu has the highest number of temporary relief centre (PPS) at 23, followed by Besut (19), Dungun (10), Marang (nine), Kuala Nerus (six), Kuala Terengganu (five), Kemaman (three) and Hulu Terengganu (one).
He said that Marang recorded the largest number of evacuees at 778 people from 204 families compared to 681 victims from 181 families reported last night, following the opening of two more PPS bringing to tal number of PPS operating in the districtcto nine.
Meanwhile, data from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) shows that the level of two rivers has exceeded the danger level, namely Sungai Marang in Pengkalan Berangan at 2.83 meters (above the danger point at 2.7m) and Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap, Setiu at 21.50m (above danger level at 21m ). – BERNAMA