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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Sabah Down To 1,617

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KOTA KINABALU – The number of flood evacuees at six relief centres in Kota Belud district and Membakut sub-district dropped to 1,617 (679 families) at noon from 1,685 (719 families) in the morning. The Sabah Disaster Management secretariat in a statement said in the Kota Belud district, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Taun Gusi 2 housed…

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Fire Department On Standby In Kota Belud

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KOTA BELUD – The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) is on standby to face the possibility of a worsening flood situation in this district, following the Meteorology Department’s forecast of continuous heavy rain until next week. The department’s station and operation management branch head Alias Abu said 144 officers and personnel from…

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120 Flood Victims In Kota Belud Evacuated

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KOTA BELUD – A total of 120 people from 79 families were relocated to a flood relief centre at Tun Said Community Hall after their homes were inundated following continuous rain since yesterday. According to a Sabah Civil Defence Force spokesman, the flood victims were from 26 villages in Kota Belud. Meanwhile, nine roads in…

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Drop In Number Of Flood Evacuees In Raub

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KUANTAN – The number of flood evacuees in Raub dropped to 212 as of 10 am from 235 at 6 am, enabling two relief centres to be closed. The evacuees were being accommodated at five centres – Kampung Temau community hall (10 people from three families); Sega Lama community hall (30 from five families): Kampung…

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Losses Of Four Flooded Police Stations Being Tallied

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TUMPAT – The police are are tallying up losses incurred by four police stations in the state due to the floods recently. Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said they were the Kuala Jambu and Simpangan police stations here, Rantau Panjang police station in Pasir Mas and the Salor police station in Kota Bharu. “The…

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Pahang Floods Abate, Remaining Evacuation Centre Closes

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KUANTAN – The floods in Pahang have fully abated enabling 25 people sheltered at the remaining evacuation centre at Kuala Semantan Raub community hall, to return home at 7.30 am. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said the group was from seven families. Meanwhile, in TERENGGANU, only 172 from 46 families are still sheltered…

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Terengganu Flood Situation Improves

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The flood situation in Terengganu is improving with 805 or less people comprising 188 families staying at seven evacuation centres in four districts, compared to 878 from 202 families, last night. ‘Info Banjir’ reported that the number of affected residents in Kuala Nerus had dropped to 701 (162 families), from 761 (172…

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Number Of Flood Victims In Kelantan Decreases

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KOTA BHARU – The number of flood victims in Kelantan has dropped to 8,134 comprising 3,237 families as at 8 am, compared to 9,002 at 8 pm last night. According to the Social Welfare Department’s ‘infobanjir’ application, Pasir Mas recorded the highest with 4,804 comprising 2,040 families currently staying at 19 evacuation centres, followed by…

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Terengganu Floods: Number Of Victims Rises To 1,479

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The number of flood victims in Terengganu rose to 1,479 people from 372 families as of 8am today, compared to 1,148 (293 families) at 8pm last night. According to the Info Banjir portal, the highest number of flood victims was recorded in Kuala Nerus, with 824 people from 188 families who are…

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Less Flood Victims In Perak At Noon

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IPOH – The number of flood victims has gone down to 568 people from 134 families at noon compared to 858 people from 190 families this morning. According to the Perak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, a temporary relief centre in Kampung Jawa Sungai Nyior Trong, Taiping had been closed at 9.40 am. However, seven centres…

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13,873 Evacuees In Flood Shelters In Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – The number of flood evacuees in Kelantan rose to 13,873 people at 9pm today as compared to 13,003 at 5pm. According to the Welfare Department’s flood portal, the victims from 5,493 families are being sheltered at 62 relief centres in the districts of Kota Bharu , Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Tanah Merah and…

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Kelantan Sees Improvement In Some Flood-Hit Areas

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KOTA BHARU – The situation in some flood-hit areas of Kelantan continued to improve, allowing more people to return to their homes. As at 5 pm today, the number of evacuees at relief centres dropped to 13,003 from 13,101 at 1 pm. The ‘infobanjir’ application of the Social Welfare Department reported that six relief centres…

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Jalan P.Puteh – K.Bharu Closed To Light Traffic Due To Floods

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PASIR PUTEH – Jalan Pasir Puteh-Kota Baharu has been closed to light traffic after a 500-metre stretch at Kampung Bukit Abal was flooded by between 0.1 and 0.3 metre, according to the Pasir Puteh Fire and Rescue Station. Its assistant superintendent, Azhar Elmi Mustofar, told Bernama the floodwaters rose at about 11 am . He…

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Flood Worsens, 2,364 Victims Evacuated In Kelantan At Noon

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KOTA BHARU – The first wave of floods in Kelantan has taken a turn for the worse when 2,459 victims were evacuated at noon today compared to 1,729 victims at 8am. All victims were now housed at 45 temporary flood relief centres (PPS) opened in seven districts involving Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Pasir…

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Penang, Kedah Farmers Suffered RM27.7m Losses Due To Floods

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PENDANG (Kedah) – Farmers in Penang and Kedah suffered losses amounting to RM27.7 million due to the recent floods as of estimates up to yesterday, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman. He said 5,278 farmers cultivating 11,463.8 hectares of paddy, fruits and vegetables in Penang were affected by the…

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Flood Bags To Protect Your Car?

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WITH all the flooding that has been happening in the country, people living in flood-prone areas who worry about potential damage to their cars may want to consider enveloping their vehicles in a plastic bag to protect their rides. Simply called flood bags, it is being marketed by a seller who claims that the watertight…

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Wanita UMNO Sayang Squad Gives Aid To Penang Flood Victims

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TASEK GELUGOR – The Wanita UMNO Sayang Squad today distributed aid to 350 flood victims in Tasek Gelugor parlimentary constituency. Wanita UMNO assistant secretary Datuk Rosni Sohar said the aid comprised 3,000 women’s undergarments, 4,000 women’s prayer garments, 4,000 prayer mats and 3,000 sarongs. “What we give today is just part of the federal government’s…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Kedah 930

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ALOR SETAR – The number of flood evacuees in several areas in Kedah rose to 930 as at 8 am today compared to 718 last night. Kubang Pasu Civil Defence Force officer Capt (PA) Kamalruzamal Kasa said all the 930 people from 250 families were being housed at six evacuation centres in the Kubang Pasu…

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Another Three Relief Centres Opened In Kedah

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  ALOR SETAR – Another three flood relief centres were opened in Kubang Pasu district, bringing the total to four relief centres with the number of flood victims increasing to 496 as of 8 am from 219 yesterday evening. Kubang Pasu District Civil Defence Force officer Kamarulzaman Kasa, in a statement, said the latest relief…

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Floods Force Closure Of 2 Schools In Sarawak

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MIRI – Floods today forced the closure of two Sarawak primary schools, one in Miri and the other in Bintulu, according to the State Disaster Management Committee secretariat. Its officer, Maj Ismail Mahedin of the Civil Defence Force, said the schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan Rumah Essau in Bekenu, Miri, which had 48 pupils, 10 teachers…

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Gold And Cash Found In Flood Debris

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GEORGE TOWN – Gold and money were part of the things which were washed out when murky water invaded people’s homes. Several photos showing these have been circulating and one of them even showed the hand and torso of someone wearing a shirt resembling that of a Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) worker holding an…

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KP1M DIstributes Aid To 5,000 Flood Victims In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – The Kelab Putra 1 Malaysia (KP1M) today distributed aid to about 5,000 families that were affected by floods in Penang since last Sunday. KP1M president Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said basic amnesties like mattress, pillows, blankets, infant milk, food, hygiene kits that came in 20 containers were distributed in stages…

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16 Evacuation Centres Remain Open In Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – Sixteen evacuation centres remain open in Penang as at 8 am to shelter 1,987 people from 486 families. The number has dropped compared to 2,409 people comprising 584 families last night. A police flood operations room spokesman said 1,694 people from 375 families were currently at 10 centres in Seberang Perai Utara…

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Samsung To Give Free Repair Services For Products Hit By Floods

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KUALA LUMPUR – Samsung Malaysia Electronics is offering free repair services to its customers whose appliances and devices are damaged in the recent floods. In a statement today, Samsung said, from now until Dec 31, its selected service centres in Penang and Kedah would repair the damaged Samsung products. “For repair services of in-home products…

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Flood Victims Begin To Clean Up Their Homes

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TASEK GELUGOR – After being hit by what was said to be the worst flood in Penang, the victims are now working hard to clean up their homes. Bernama checks found that flood victims in Kampung Kolam, Kampung Nyior Sebatang, Padang Cempedak, Simpang Tiga Taitong, Pokok Tampang and some other areas were removing badly damaged…

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Situation In Flood-Hit Kedah Improves, Evacuees Down To 342

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SUNGAI PETANI – The situation in the flood-hit areas of Kedah continued to improve, and the number of evacuees dropped to 342 as at 8 am today from 373 overnight. Five relief centres remained open today in three districts, housing the 342 evacuees from 87 families, said Kedah Civil Defence Force director Lt Col (PA)…

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Penang Recovers Slowly From The Severre Floods

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GEORGE TOWN – The situation in the flood-affected areas of Penang continued to improve, and the number of evacuees dropped to 3,482 as at 6 am today compared to 5,729 overnight. A spokesman of the Police Flood Operations Room said the evacuees were being housed at 25 relief centres in Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang…

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Puteri UMNO Squad To The Aid Of Penang Flood Victims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Members of the Kuala Lumpur Puteri UMNO left the federal capital today for Penang to help flood victims there. Puteri UMNO head Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said 12 vehicles carrying 50 members as well as dried products, cooking essentials, schooling aid and other items went to various flood-hit locations such as Tasek…

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Najib Lauds Move To Open Surau, Mosques For Flood Victims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today praised the move by the surau and mosques in Penang that opened their doors to flood victims in the state to seek shelter regardless of religion and race recently. The Prime Minister said the move was one of the examples of the 1Malaysia Negaraku spirit that…

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Number Of Flood Victims In Penang Rises To 7,294 At Noon

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GEORGE TOWN – The number of flood victims evacuated to relief centres in Penang has increased to 7,294 people from 1,774 families as of noon from 6,080 people from 1,572 families this morning. A police flood operations room spokesman said up till noon today, all of the victims were placed at 50 relief centres in…

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