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Flood Situation In Sabah, Sarawak Improves Further

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KUALA LUMPUR – The flood situation in Sabah and Sarawak improved further at noon with the total number of victims at evacuation centres in the two states dropping to 7,886 people compared to 8,880 people this morning.

However, the total number of flood victims in Perak and Kelantan remained at 77 people from 18 families and 255 evacuees from 62 families respectively.

In SABAH, the number of flood victims eased to 4,636 from 1,646 families compared to 5,577 people from 1,743 families recorded in the morning.

Beauford district officer Mohd Shahid Othman said the number of flood victims at six relief centres in the district was 1,513 people from 491 families at noon.

Meanwhile, Membakut assistant district officer Sarudin Ismail said 2,992 victims from 817 families were still housed at five evacuation centres in the sub-district.

In Sipitang, a district Flood Operations Room spokesman said the number of victims in the district remained at 131 people from 35 families.

In SARAWAK, the number of people displaced fell to 3,250 compared to 3,303 this morning.

A state National Security Council (MKN) spokesman said the sole relief centre in Miri division at Long Panai saw the number flood victims reduced to 172 people.

He said the situation in other divisions remained the same as this morning with Kuching having 379 victims in one evacuation centre, Samarahan (1,397 in six centres), Limbang (1,219 in six centres) and Mukah (83 in one centre).

He said as at noon, MKN had yet to receive any information on the number of schools closed today but based on the similar situation yesterday, it was estimated 15 schools were closed.

In PERAK, the number of flood victims remained at 77 people from 18 families at two relief centres.

A Perak MKN spokesman said there were 43 flood victims in Perak Tengah and 34 in Hulu Perak.

Meanwhile, in KELANTAN, the number of flood victims remained at 255 people from 62 families in eight evacuation centres in Kuala Krai.

A state MKN spokesman said to date all victims were still housed at school halls, factories and mosques as their houses had either been swept away or badly damaged by flood waters in December. – BERNAMA

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