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High Tide Triggered Floods Persist In Kedah, Perak

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KUALA LUMPUR- Certain areas in Kedah and Perak, particularly along the coast are
still submerged in water as a result of the high tide phenomenon.

In KEDAH, the number of flood victims staying at the six evacuation centres
in Kuala Muda has risen to 991 compared to 934, yesterday.

Kuala Muda District Disaster Management Committee Secretariat officer, Civil
Defence second lieutenant Azahar Ahmad said as at 8am today, the centres had
taken in 242 families from eight villages.

He said 267 people from 78 families were being housed at Sekolah Kebangsaan
Seri Kuala; 262 people (64 families) at Rumah Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan
Keselamatan Kampung in Sungai Meriam; and 222 people (47 families) at Pusat
Komuniti Sihat Perkasa Negara in Kampung Sungai Pial.

He said three other centres, Dewan Kampung Paya, Surau Kampung Sungai Yu,
and Dewan Telok Amboi had taken in 94 people (19 families), 74 people (19
families) and 72 people (15 families), respectively.

In PERAK, 90 people are currently staying at two evacuation centres in
Pantai Remis and Teluk Intan.

Seventeen of them, from three families are at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tapak
Semenang, Teluk Intan, while 73 others from 18 families, are at the Kampung
Panchor community hall, Pantai Remis.

Manjung District Malaysia Civil Defence Force Disaster Operations officer
Shamsur Shauddin said the relief centres might be shut down by this afternoon as
the water had already subsided.

Meanwhile, Bagan Datoh District Disaster Management secretary Mohd Zaidi
Ahmad noted, although the flood at Teluk Intan had receded, the weather appeared
to be cloudy this morning.


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