ALOR SETAR – The number of flood victims in Kedah as of noon has dropped to 636 from 651 this morning.
A State Disaster Management department secretariat in a statement said 189 families were still staying at five evacuation centres in Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu and Pendang.
In Kota Setar, three centres are still operating, at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Gunung which is sheltering 263 people, Dewan Wawasan Kampung Kelompang (31) and Seberang Perak Social Welfare Department (six).
In Kubang Pasu, 56 people are staying at SK Kodiang Lama, Jitra and 280 others, at Dewan Rakan Sukan Tanah Merah in Pendang.
Heavy rainfall last Wednesday resulted in floods necessitating residents in the districts of Kota Setar, Pendang, Pokok Sena, Kuala Muda and Kubang Pasu to move to the evacuation centres.
Thirty-four centres were opened following the floods which first hit Kedah on Sept 21 but 29 have since been closed after the water subsided with the weather improvement. – BERNAMA