KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak has improved as of 8am today, with more evacuees allowed to return home.
However, the number of evacuees rose in Johor due to incessant rain since last night.
In KELANTAN, 1,702 evacuees remain at 16 relief centres, compared to 2,118 yesterday evening.
According to the Welfare Department’s Disaster Info application, Pasir Mas still has the highest number of residents affected by the floods at 1,206 housed at 10 relief centres, followed by Kuala Krai with 496 accommodated at six relief centres.
In TERENGGANU, head of the state Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, Lt Col (PA) Che Adam A Rahman, said the number of evacuees dropped to 3,956 compared to 6,981 as of 3pm yesterday.
“All of them are housed at 17 relief centres, with a total of 3,564 victims in Kemaman and 392 in Dungun,” he told reporters today.
In PAHANG, flood evacuees dropped to 23,944 housed at 242 relief centres.
Temerloh remains the worst-affected district with 11,210 evacuees, followed by Maran (3,143), Pekan (2,652), Lipis (2,028), Bera (1,583), Raub (1,466) and Jerantut (1,098) as of 8am.
Meanwhile, in PERAK, only one relief centre is still operational – the Teluk Intan Municipal Council Hall, which is sheltering 44 flood victims in the Hilir Perak district.
JOHOR saw the number of flood evacuees rise to 3,145 in five districts as of 8am.
State Health and Environment Committee chairman R Vidyananthan said in a statement today that Kota Tinggi has the highest number of victims at 1,848, followed by Johor Baru (1,057), Kulai and Segamat (94), and Mersing (52), housed at 38 relief centres.
He said Jalan Felda Semenchu (Semenchu junction) (FT1406) was closed to all vehicles, while Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing (LGM) (FT003), Jalan Kota Tinggi-Kluang (Batu 25)(FT091), and Kampung Lukut Cina-Kampung Batu 4 (Taman Aman) (J175) are closed to all light vehicles.
Also closed to all light vehicles are Jalan Tai Hong (Taman Scientex) (J053), Jalan Tai Hong (Orkid) (J053), Jalan Sungai Telor (J090) and Mawai Lama (J172), he said. – BERNAMA