KUALA LUMPUR – The second wave of floods that struck Terengganu and then Kelantan has now hit Pahang in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia.
Thirty-two people were evacuated in Pahang today to a relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kempadang in Kuantan.
The number of evacuees in Kelantan rose to 526 this morning from only 19 last night.
Floodwaters have receded a little in Terengganu, leaving 505 people at relief centres compared to 1,139 last night.
In PAHANG, Kuantan Police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kempadang was opened at 8 am today to accommodate the 32 residents of the Kempadang hardcore poor settlement.
“No casualties were reported and all roads in the Kuantan district are passable to traffic,” he said when contacted as he visited the relief centre.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Pahang Police operations room said there had been no evacuation in the other districts.
Pahang has prepared 629 relief centres to accommodate up to 140,000 people in the event of floods in the state.
Pekan district has the most number of centres, 88; Temerloh, 82; Kuantan, 79; Rompin, 35 and Cameron Highlands, 20.
In KELANTAN, the 526 evacuees are from villages in the Jeli and Pasir Puteh districts. – Bernama