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Flood Situation Improves Drastically, Almost Half Of Victims Return Home

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KUALA LUMPUR – The flood situation improved drastically in Kelantan and almost half of the evacuees were allowed to return home this morning.

A spokesman from the state Social Welfare Department said the number of evacuees dropped from 81,458 last night to 44,081 as at 10am today.

He said there were from 10,753 families still housed at 178 relief centres in eight districts.

They comprised 14,184 evacuees in Tanah Merah, Tumpat (9,524), Kuala Krai (5,645), Kota Baharu (4,910), Machang (3,769), Pasir Mas (3,015), Gua Musang (3,006) and Pasir Puteh (28).

The weather in Kelantan was also reported to be fine this morning.

The total number of evacuees in Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak and Johor stood at 111,855 this morning.

In TERENGGANU and PAHANG, the flood situation continued to improve, with the number in Terengganu dropping to 10,051 this morning from 11,175 last night.

In Pahang, the number dropped slightly to 50,272 from 50,292 last night. They are housed at 232 relief centres in eight districts.

A spokesman from the state police contingent headquarters’ flood operations room said Temerloh still had the highest number of flood evacuees at 21,773 in 70 relief centres.

Pekan district has 13,425 evacuees, Jerantut (4,776), Bera (3,174), Maran (3,021), Lipis (2,745), Kuantan (1,174) and Rompin (130).

In PERAK, the number of evacuees rose slightly to 7,313 (from 1,981 families) from 7,139 (1,950 families) last night, housed at 52 relief centres in five districts.

Central Perak still had the highest number this morning at 5,145, Kuala Kangsar (1,231) Hulu Perak (762), Kerian (107) and Manjung (68). In JOHOR, the number remained at 138 in two districts, namely Segamat (93) and Batu Pahat (45). – BERNAMA

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