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Prince Charles, Camilla Thinking Of Flood Victims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall spent the penultimate day of their week-long tour of Malaysia by visiting Penang, and it was apparent that the British royals shared the anguish of those affected by the floods in the state in northern Malaysia. “Their thoughts are with those affected…

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Number Of Flood Victims In Kota Belud Rises

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KOTA KINABALU – The total number of flood victims evacuated in Kota Belud has increased to 2,166 people as at noon today compared to 2,132 last night. According to a statement of the Malaysia Civil Defence Force in Sabah, the evacuees were housed at eight relief centres at Tun Said community hall, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan…

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559 Flood Victims In Penang Placed At 7 Relief Centres

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GEORGE TOWN – A total of 559 flood victims are still housed at seven temporary relief centres in Penang after their homes were flooded following several hours of heavy rain early yesterday morning. Penang Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Azman Hussin said that as of 9am, all flood victims were placed at temporary…

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Number Of Flood Victims In Melaka Declined As Of 8am

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MELAKA – The number of flood victims in Melaka has declined to 94 people as of 8 am from 98 people last night. Melaka Civil defence Forces director Lt col (PA) Effendy Ali said all the evacuees from 24 families were still being housed at three relief centres in Jasin and Alor Gajah districts. The…

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245 Flood Victims Evacuated To Relief Centres

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MELAKA – A total of 245 flood victims from 64 families are placed at three relief centres in Melaka Tengah district as of 10.30 am today. Melaka State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said the relief centres were open following heavy rain from 2am until 6am, which caused floods in several…

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Bodies Of 3 Mud Flood Victims In Kinabatangan Found

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SANDAKAN – Three bodies believed to be victims who were missing after being swept away by a mud flood in a landslide at Sen Fu Oil Palm Estate in Tongod, Kinabatangan on Saturday, were found at two separate locations in Tongod. The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) operations centre said one body was found…

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Number Of Flood Victims In Perak Drops

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IPOH – The number of flood victims in Perak dropped to 282 people this morning as compared to 378 people last night. A statement from the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the drop resulted after flood victims at the Kelip-Kelip relief centre in Kampung Dew in the Larut Matang and Selama district were allowed…

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Rompin Flood Evacuees Still Unable To Leave Shelter

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KUANTAN – Twenty-seven flood victims from six families sheltered at Balai Raya Kampung Rekoh in Rompin were still unable to return to their homes this morning as floodwaters at their village have yet to subside. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said the number comprised eight men, seven women, 10 children, a baby and…

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UMNO Welfare Bureau To Highlight Promblems Faced By Flood Victims

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MARAN – The UMNO Welfare Bureau has identifed some of the problems faced by flood victims, following visits to several flood-affected states. Its chairman, Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said he would help to highlight the problems to the government so that prompt action could be taken to arrive at a solution. “Prior to this, we…

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More Flood Victims Evacuated In Pahang

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KUANTAN – The flood situation in Pahang seems to worsen with more people being displaced, with the latest number at 7,186 people (1,935 families) from nine districts, compared with 6,830 people (1,872 families) last night. Pahang Malaysian Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said Lipis district recorded the highest number of flood evacuees, with 2,395…

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More Than 6,000 People Still At Flood Evacuation Centres In Johor

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JOHOR BARU – A total of 6,852 people from 1,989 families are still staying at 69 flood evacuation centres in Johor as at 8am today. State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the victims were from the Segamat, Tangkak, Kluang and Muar districts. He said Segamat still had the most number of…

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152 Flood Victims In Sabak Bernam Move To Two Evacuation Centres

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SHAH ALAM – Heavy rain since yesterday evening has displaced 152 residents from 45 families, who are now staying at two evacuation centres in Sabak Bernam near here. A Sabak Bernam District Disaster Operations Room spokesman said 78 of the flood victims were from Pekan Sungai Besar and 74, from Pekan Parit Baru. The families…

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Flood Victims In Johor Increase To 1,457

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MUAR – Residents affected by the flood in Johor have increased to 1,457 involving 320 families, from 177 (36 families), yesterday. According to Johor Flood Management Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat, 19 evacuation centres were opened yesterday in five districts, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru, Tangkak and Segamat. “Kota Tinggi recorded the highest number of…

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Flood Victims Increased To 250 People In Hulu Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The number of flood victims in Terengganu has increased to 250 people, involving 63 families, from 212 people (54 families) earlier today. Lt. Col (PA) Che Adam A Rahman of the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said two new relief centres were opened to accommodate the additional flood victims. One of them…

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1,010 Kelantan Flood Victims’ Houses Ready As At Sept 30

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 1,010 new permanent houses for flood victims in Kelantan have been completed by the federal government as at Sept 30. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said another 25 units were still under construction and would be handed over to the eligible flood victims in…

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Kota Kuala Muda Flood Victims Increase To 94

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SUNGAI PETANI – The number of flood victims staying at four evacuation centres following the high tide phenomenon at six villages in Kota Kuala Muda has risen to 94 comprising 27 families compared to 85 yesterday. Kuala Muda Disaster Management Committee Secretariat officer, Civil Defence 2nd Lt Azahar Ahmad said the increase was confined to…

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104 Flood Victims Still At 4 Serian Evacuation Centres

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KUCHING – One hundred and four victims are still staying at four relief centres in Serian as of 8 am Monday. Sarawak Civil Defence Department public relations officer Siti Huzaimah Ibrahim said the number was 124 at 8 pm last night. She said 20 victims from seven families who were sheltered at the relief centre…

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