KOTA BHARU – The first wave of floods in Kelantan has taken a turn for the worse when 2,459 victims were evacuated at noon today compared to 1,729 victims at 8am.
All victims were now housed at 45 temporary flood relief centres (PPS) opened in seven districts involving Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh, Kuala Krai, Machang and Bachok.
According to Welfare Department’s inforbanjir application, Kota Bahru was still having the highest number of victims with 807 people from 193 families placed at five PPS while in Pasir Mas 637 victims from 205 families evacuated to 15 PPS.
In Pasir Puteh, 297 victims from 96 families were sheltered in four PPS while 276 victims from 66 families were housed at 10 PPS in Tanah Merah.
Apart from that, 227 victims from 66 families were housed at four PPS in Machang, 127 victims from 29 families in six PPS in Kuala Krai and 88 victims from 23 families were evacuated to a PPS in Bachok.
According to Irrigation and Drainage Department (JPS) portal, infobanjir.water.gov.my, Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas had breached its danger level of 9.0 metres and its water level was rising to 10.30 metres at noon compared to 10.06 metres at 7am.- BERNAMA