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Floods: 90,250 Evacuees, Highest In Nation’s History

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KUALA LUMPUR – Some 90,250 people have been evacuated as at 9am Thursday in five states ravaged by floods which are showing no sign of letting up.

It is believed to be the biggest number of flood evacuees in the nation’s history.

Kelantan had the highest number of evacuees at 32,343, followed by Terengganu (28,991), Pahang (24,316), Perak (4,335) and Perlis (265).

In KELANTAN, 5,190 people were moved out of their homes overnight to add to the 27,153 already evacuated as of last night, according to the state government flood portal.

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The latest evacuees were from the Tanah Merah and Kota Baru districts. The state capital Kota Baru was paralysed by the floods after Sungai Kelantan burst its banks late Wednesday.

Seven of the eight other districts in the state are also affected by the floods, they being Gua Musang, Jeli, Kuala Krai, Machang, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh and Tumpat.

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