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7 Floods Evacuees In Penampang As Of 8am

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KOTA KINABALU – Seven flood victims from two families in Penampang district near here are sheltered at the temporary relief centre in Resthouse Penampang Sports Board Complex as of 8.30 am today. The Sabah Civil Defence Force said the centre was opened since Dec 17 after eight villages in the district were affected by floods.…

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East Coast Floods: Raub In Pahang Also Hit

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KUANTAN – After Kelantan and Terengganu, Pahang has also been hit by floods, with 47 residents from 14 families in two villages in Raub the first to be evacuated. Pahang Civil Defence Force (CDF) director Zainal Yusof said two relief centres had been opened, the first being Surau RRM Cheroh 3, which opened about 9.30pm…

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Jakim Sees No Issue In Accommodating Non-Muslim Flood Evacuees At Mosques

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  KEPALA BATAS – The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) said today it does not see any issue with non-Muslims being among the evacuees at mosques, surau and Islamic religious schools used as flood relief centres. Its deputy director-general (human development), Datuk Zainal Abidin Jaffar, said there was no problem in using Islamic houses…

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More Evacuated Overnight In Kelantan Due To Floods

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  KOTA BHARU – The number of flood evacuees in Kelantan rose a little this morning, with 13,736 as at 8 am compared to 13,614 at 9 pm yesterday. All the evacuees are being accommodated at 61 relief centres in six districts, namely Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh and Gua Musang.…

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Terengganu Sees Increase In Flood Evacuees Saturday Morning

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  KUALA TERENGGANU – Terengganu saw a slight increase in the number of flood evacuees as at 8 am today, with 600 people from 169 families compared to 503 from 149 families at 10 pm yesterday. The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said the evacuees were being housed at 11 relief centres in six districts,…

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49 Evacuees Still At Relief Centres In Flood-Hit Terengganu

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  KUALA TERENGGANU – The situation in flood-hit Terengganu has improved tremendously, leaving only 49 people from 12 families at two relief centres in the Setiu and Besut districts this morning. The Info Banjir portal reported that in Setiu, 28 people from six families were being accommodated at the Kampung Nyatoh surau and 21 people…

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Floods Worsen In Kelantan, Over 14,000 At Relief Centres

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  KOTA BHARU – More people have been moved out of their homes in flood-hit Kelantan, raising the number of evacuees to 14,237 as at 8 am compared to 13,873 at 9 pm yesterday. The ‘infobanjir’ application of the Social Welfare Department reported that all the evacuees, from 5.561 families, were being accommodated at 63…

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Kelantan Flood Victims On The Rise

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  KOTA BHARU – The number of flood victims in Kelantan has risen to 13,539 as of 9 am today, compared to 12,734 flood victims last night. All the flood victims were put up at 100 relief centres in nine districts; Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Bachok, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh, Kuala Krai, Machang dan…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Kedah Rises To 602 At Noon

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ALOR SETAR – The number of flood evacuees in Kedah increased to 602 at noon from 496 in the morning. Kubang Pasu Civil Defence Force officer Kamarulzaman Kasa said in a statement that the 145 families were being accommodated at five relief centres in Kubang Pasu. The relief centre at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Changlun is…

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No Disease, Epidemic, Risk Cases Reported In Penang, Kedah

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  PUTRAJAYA – No infections, epidemic and risk cases have been reported in the flooded areas in Penang and Kedah, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. As as of yesterday, 403 of 1,111 flood victims have been examined for treatment by 50 medical teams comprising 32 health teams and 18 medical teams on…

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Floods: 27,260 Firefighters On Standby

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KUALA LUMPUR – Some 27,260 personnel of the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM). Auxiliary Firefighters Force and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Force nationwide are on standby to be deployed in flood rescue operations. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said all state level JBPMs were also instructed to activate their…

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Flash Floods: 336 People Evacuated To Shelters In Kuala Muda

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  SUNGAI PETANI – Eleven flood relief centres were opened in the Kuala Muda district to accomodate 336 people from 86 famlilies who were forced to evacuate their homes when several villages and housing estates were hit by flash floods after a massive downpour last night. Kuala Muda Civil Defence Force officer Capt Azahar Ahmad…

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72 Dead, 30 Missing In Floods, Landslides

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HANOI – Landslides and floods triggered by downpour last week in Vietnam’s northern and central regions have killed 72, left 30 missing and injured 33 others, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control as saying on Monday. The victims included 23 people in northern Hoa Binh province,…

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Kedah Floods: 651 Residents At Evacuation Centres

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  ALOR SETAR – The number of flash flood victims in Kedah remains at 651 as of 8 am this morning. The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said 192 families were being sheltered at six evacuation centres in Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu and Pendang. In Kota Setar, the centres that have remained…

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23 Evacuated After Floods Hit Alor Gajah, Melaka

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MELAKA – Twenty-three victims from five families were evacuated after a flood occurred in Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah near here late last night. The Melaka State Disaster Management Committee said in a statement that the victims were evacuated to the Flood Relief Centre at the Taboh Naning Community Hall, near here. “Heavy rain yesterday caused…

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18 Primary Schools Closed Due To Floods In Sarawak

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MIRI – The number of primary schools closed due to floods in Sarawak has increased to 18 and affecting 1,427 pupils as of 4pm today. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat from Civil Defence Force, Major Ismail Mahedin said the closed schools were in Limbang, Miri, Bintulu and Saratok. This morning 17 primary schools, involving 1,337…

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National Flood Update: Further Improvement In Worst-Hit Pahang, Johor

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KUANTAN – Pahang recorded further improvement in its flood situation, with the number of evacuees in the state dropping to 1,895 people from 532 families as of 6am this morning. In comparison, the state had 2,111 evacuees from 584 families as of 4pm yesterday. Confirming the latest tally, state Civil Defence Force director Colonel Zainal…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees Drops In Johor, Selangor, Rises In Pahang

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 7,943 people were at 116 flood relief centres in four states as at 9am today, with the number of evacuees dropping in Johor and Selangor, rising in Pahang and remaining unchanged in Perak. The number was slightly higher than the 7,874 at the centres last night. In JOHOR, the…

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Floods: More People Evacuated In Johor

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JOHOR BAHRU – The number of flood victims at the 70 evacuation centres in Johor increased to 8,204 people from 2,427 families as at 7 am today. State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said Segamat district was the worst affected with 6,609 people (2,012 families) been displaced compared with 4,921 people (1,518…

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Flash Floods Strike Two Villages In Bentong

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KUANTAN – Heavy rain since early today caused flash floods in two villages in Bentong, according to the Pahang Civil Defence Force. Its director, Zainal Yusoff, said floodwaters rose to between one and two feet at five houses in Kampung Semerting and one house in Kampung Mancis but there was no evacuation of villagers. He…

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Terengganu Floods: Only 78 Victims In Dungun As At 1PM

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The flood situation in Terengganu is improving rapidly when another evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Gemuruh was closed this morning.  Earlier, the school had accommodated 126 flood victims from 38 families. The Social Welfare Department said via the Infobanjir application, there was only one evacuation centre still operating currently that is in…

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Situation In Flood-Hit Sabah Areas Improves Slighty

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KOTA KINABALU – The situation in the flooded areas of the Pitas district in Sabah continues to improve, with the number of evacuees dropping to 214 this afternoon from 281 in the morning. Sabah Disaster Management Committee Secretariat chief Col Mulliadi Alhamdi said the evacuees, from 66 families, were housed at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Rukom,…

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27 Families Evacuated, Seven School Closed Due To Floods In Pitas, Sabah

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PITAS – Twenty-seven families in Kampung Rukom Ulu, here, were evacuated this afternoon after their village was flooded following continuous rain since last night. Malaysia Civil Defence Force, Sabah director Col. Muliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said the victims comprising 25 men, 27 women and 83 children were moved to Sekolah Kebangsaan Rukom about 12.45pm today. He…

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Nearly 23,000 Flood Evacuees In Terengganu, Kelantan

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KUALA LUMPUR – The flood situation in the east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan continued to worsen with close to 23,000 people having been evacuated to relief centres as at noon today. Floods caused by heavy rain overnight also struck 10 villages in northern Sabah as 135 people from 27 families were moved to…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees Rose To 12,910 By 1.30PM

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The number of flood evacuees in Terengganu increased to 12,910 from 3,550 families as at 1.30pm. This morning, the number was at 10,734 from 3,161 families sheltered at 124 relief centres. According to the State Flood Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, at the moment 139 relief centres were in operation including two new…

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Perak Education Offices, Schools Prepare To Face Floods

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LARUT – The Perak Education Department has directed all district education offices and schools to be prepared to face the floods. Its director, Mat Lazim Idris, said a special committee on floods had been set up in the districts and schools for immediate response during floods. He said the department would also work with several…

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Work Begins To Reduce Likelihood Of Flash Floods In Kemaman

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KEMAMAN – Works has begun to widen the drainage system in three flood-affected areas in Kemaman. Air Putih State Assemblyman Wan Abdul Hakim Wan Mokhtar said the move is geared towards reducing the possibility of flash floods in the affected areas namely Kemasik, Kampung Padang Kemunting and Ibok. Hakim said the lack of a proper…

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Flash Floods Hit Perak

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IPOH – Flash floods have hit several districts in Perak following heavy rainfall late Monday. Some 287 people from 200 families are affected and have been relocated to temporary shelters. In Manjung, several villages including Kampung Kilang, Kampung Gaduh, Kampung Tuang, Kampung Paya Takung, Kampung Meranti, Kampung Paya Ara and Kampung Pulau Kabung have been…

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More Than 1,000 Kelantan Firemen Prepared To Face Early Floods

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PASIR PUTEH – More than 1,000 permanent and voluntary members of the Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department are ready to face the possibility of an early flood occurring this year. Its director, Azmi Osman said 650 permanent and more than 500 voluntary members of the department throughout the state would be mobilised any time if…

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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…

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