Malaysia: Flood situation improves in Pahang, Kelantan

T.N.ALAGESH AND SHARIFAH MAHSINAH New Straits Times 30 Dec 15;

KUANTAN: The flood situation in two East Coast states showed a marked improvement today, with many areas having fully recovered from rising waters.

In Pahang, the flood appears to have receded fully state-wide, with 51 people at the SK Kempadang evacuation centre here able to return home today.

State Civil Defence Department (JPAM) director Zainal Yusoff said the floodwaters that had inundated houses at PPRT Kempadang and Kampung Berjaya Permai has recovered and the victims returned home at 9am.

"The sunny skies allowed the victims to clean their homes on Tuesday.

Although the weather has been promising, we hope villagers especially those living in low-lying areas will remain cautious," he said.

The 51 villagers were evacuated to the relief centre after their homes were inundated by ankle-deep waters on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile in Kelantan, the flood situation also showed signs of improvement, with 47 of the 54 people evacuated due to high waters in Kuala Krai being able to return to their homes.

A spokesman from a relief centre in Kuala Krai here said the victims, hailing from 14 families, were allowed to return to their respective homes about 10.30am after flood waters in their villages receded.

The spokesman said the evacuees were from Kampung Guchil and all have moved to the centre since Monday.

The spokesman said the remaining seven from one family are still taking shelter at another relief centre in Manik Urai.

The water level at the Kelantan river here and in Tanah Merah have slightly dropped today compared to yesterday.


Flood situation improving in Terengganu
The Star 31 Dec 15;

KUALA TERENGGANU: The flood situation in Terengganu is improving and the number of evacuees still at relief centres is falling quickly.

As of 6pm yesterday, few evacuation centres were open and in only one district, Kemaman, housing 547 victims from 125 families.

The centres were Seberang Tayor Hulu Hall (164 victims), Felda Seberang Tayor Civic Hall (286 victims), Masjid Kampung Batu (16) and Tebak (81).

“Floodwaters in certain areas, especially in Hulu Terengganu, Marang and Dungun where initially some 57 evacuation centres were opened since Sunday, have also receded,” said state Civil Defence Department director Lt-Col Che Adam A. Rahman.

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