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Drop in number of flood evacuees in Sabah, 4 other states
Published on: Thursday, December 28, 2023
By: Bernama
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Drop in number of flood evacuees in Sabah, 4 other states
Rela members helping flood victims transferred to the temporary relief centre at SK Pembangan in Kuala Krai after Sungai Lebir overflowed its banks. (Bernama pic)
Kuala Lumpur: The overall number of flood evacuees in five states dropped to 25,763 people as of 8pm today, compared to 28,310 this morning.

The latest report issued by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) disaster control centre stated that 19,423 people in Kelantan were evacuated to 64 temporary relief centres (PPS), up from 17,466 people at 89 PPS at 6am.

According to the report, 36 PPS were opened in Pasir Mas to shelter 17,590 people, 19 in Kuala Krai (1,149 people), five in Tanah Merah (327 people), and two each in Tumpat (239 people) and Gua Musang (118 people).

Meanwhile, in Terengganu, the number of evacuees was almost halved to 5,983 people at 60 PPS, from 10,103 people in 113 PPS this morning.

The affected districts were Besut, Dungun, Hulu Terengganu, Kemaman, Kuala Terengganu and Setiu.

In Pahang, 206 people are housed at five PPS in Jerantut, Kuantan, Lipis and Cameron Highlands, compared to 485 people at nine PPS this morning.

According to the report, of the five PPS still operating in Pahang, the one in Cameron Highlands is accommodating 87 people affected by a landslide.

In Sabah, there are 30 evacuees in two PPS in Paitan, while in Johor 121 people are at three PPS in Johor Bahru and Segamat.

Continuous rain is expected throughout the day in Terengganu (Dungun and Kemaman); Pahang (Jerantut, Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin); and Johor (Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi).

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