PEKAN – A storm damaged 17 houses in Taman Dato’ Shahbandar and Benta Jambu near here yesterday evening.
The strong winds and rain lashed these places at about 4 pm, causing the roofs of the houses to be blown off and damaging property within, said District Disaster Management and Aid Committee chairman Datuk Ali Syahbana Sabaruddin.
He said 92 people from 17 families had to be accommodated at two temporary relief centres, at the Pekan Community Development Office and Kampung Benta Umno premises.
“Discussions are ongoing to determine the damage and undertake the repair of the houses,” he said to Bernama.
The storm also damaged the roof of the garage of the Taqwa Mosque and some stalls in the Peramu area. – BERNAMA