KUALA TERENGGANU: The flood situation in TerengganuÂ worsens as the number of victims affected by floods rose to 2,312 from 67
According to a statement issued by the State Security Council (MKN) here,four districts in Terengganu were hit by floods up to 9 am tody.
It said the affected districts at present were Kuala Terengganu, HuluÂ Terengganu, Setiu and Marang.
Kuala Terengganu was the worst hit with 1,575 people from 407 familiesÂ currently being placed at 10 evacuation centres, comprising schools and civicÂ centres.
In Hulu Terengganu 41 people from 13 families are being placed at the BukitÂ Kolam community hall, Kampung Kemat UMNO building and Cenerong Lemab mosque.
In Setiu 54 people (15 families) are moved to three centres, namely KampungÂ Sunrai Lerek community hall, Kampung Sungai Pinang mosque and Rhu TapaiÂ community hall while in Marang 642 victims (154 families) are placed at SekolahÂ Kebangsaan Rhu Sila and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Payong.
Meanwhile Terengganu (MKN) acting secretary Roslina Ngah said all the mainÂ rivers in the state were still at normal level early today except for SungaiÂ Nerus in Kampung Langkap which recorded 22.54 metre.
She said it had breached the dangerous level of 1.04 metre but had showedÂ signs of receding.
Two rivers recorded a reading that breached the warning level, namely Â Sungai Chalok at Jambatan Chalok of 8.22 metre by exceeding the warning level byÂ 0.55 metre with signs of receding.
“Another river that breached the warning level is the Sungai Marang atÂ Jambatan Pengkalan Berangan which recorded a reading of 2.57 metre exceeding theÂ warning level by 0.27 metre and shows signs of rising,” she said in a statementÂ here today.
She said two rivers that breached the warning levels with a downward trendÂ were Sungai Besut at Jambatan Keruak, which recorded a reading of 33.47 metreÂ and Sungai Setiu in Kampung Besut, which recorded a reading of 16.62 metre.
Sungai Marang at Jambatan Pengkalan Berangan also recorded a reading of 22.0Â metres.-BERNAMA