KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood evacuees in four states – Pahang, Perak, Terengganu and Johor – saw an increase this morning while it remained unchanged in Kelantan.
In Pahang, the number of evacuees had risen to 449 compared with 444 last night.
The state disaster management secretariat reported that the water at Sungai Triang in Bera has passed the danger level, while two others – Sungai Pahang in Paloh Hinai, Pekan and Sungai Jempol in Maran – are at the warning level.
The meteorological department (MetMalaysia) has predicted rain in Pekan this morning, and in Temerloh and Bera this afternoon and evening.
In Perak, two more relief centres were opened in the Mualim and Manjung districts to accommodate 175 people from 43 families at midnight last night.
MetMalaysia also predicted thunderstorms and heavy rain in several districts, including Kuala Kangsar, Manjung, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Kampar, Bagan Datuk and Hilir Perak.
In Terengganu, the number of flood evacuees increased slightly to 199 from 53 families this morning compared with 196 from 52 families last night.
The state disaster management secretariat said seven relief centres have been opened in six districts – Kuala Terengganu (accommodating 84 evacuees), Kuala Nerus (54), Dungun (24), Kemaman (23), Besut (12) and Setiu (two).
In Segamat, Johor, 50 people from Kampung Kuala Paya, Kampung Seberang Batu Badak and Kampung Batu 5 were evacuated to a relief centre.
Based on data from the drainage and irrigation department, the water level at Sungai Muar in Kampung Awat, Segamat, has exceeded the warning level with a reading of 19.79m, while the same river in Buloh Kasap, Segamat, is at the warning level of 9m.
Meanwhile, the number of evacuees in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, remained at 1,929 from 601 families. They are being housed at seven relief centres – SK Tok Deh, SK Kedai Tanjong, SK Gual Periok, Masjid Mukim Padang Licin, Putat Tujoh, SK Kubang Kual and SK Sri Kiambang.-BERNAMA