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IPOH – Flash floods have hit several districts in Perak following heavy rainfall late Monday.

Some 287 people from 200 families are affected and have been relocated to temporary shelters.

In Manjung, several villages including Kampung Kilang, Kampung Gaduh, Kampung Tuang, Kampung Paya Takung, Kampung Meranti, Kampung Paya Ara and Kampung Pulau Kabung have been inundated with floodwaters.

A temporary shelter was set up at the Inderawati Hall in Beruas at 9.15pm Monday to accommodate 141 people from 50 families.

At Larut Matang and Selama district, the Simpang Halt community is being used for flood victims from Kampung Simpang Halt.

The shelter was opened at 7pm and is now housing 30 families, with 78 people.

At Kuala Sepetang, the Kampung Jelapang Jaya hall has been opened at 10pm to shelter the 22 villagers there.

In Taiping, a temporary shelter has been set up at SK Kampung Boyan to accommodate 13 villagers from Kampung Murni.

In Kuala Kangsar, Kampung Lempor Hilir, in Manong, have been inundated, affecting 10 families with 33 people.

In Kerian, reports have been received of floods due to extraordinary high tides, with the water level reaching as high as 2.79m at about 3.30am.

The water started to recede by 5.30am.

Among the areas affected included Kampung Depan Balai and Kampung Teluk in Bagan Serai, Kampung Sungai Protan, Kampung Jalan Gula, Kampung Sungai Baru, Kampung Sungai Petani and Kampung Lubok Buntar in Selinsing.

Other areas are Bagan Cina, Kampung Raja Bashah, Kampung Nelayan Kuala Kurau, Kampung Nelayan Tanjung Piandang, Bagan Selatan, Kampung Bagan Tiang and Bagan Utara.

The condition there is said to be under control. – The Star Online

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