Malaysia: Terengganu preps for year-end floods, RM5 million allocated

ZARINA ABDULLAH New Straits Times 26 Oct 16;

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government here has allocated a total of RM2 million in preparations for the floods this year.

State Secretary Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail said adding to this number is another RM3 million allocation from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry’s Social Welfare Department.

He said a total of 494 evacuation centres have been listed state-wide and they will be able to hold 133,729 flood victims.

“We are ready with twenty relief centres with a higher capacity which can accommodate 46,700 victims,” he told reporters after the State Disaster Management Committe meeting at Wisma Darul Iman, today.

This is on top of 160 schools which will accommodate 50,460 people and 317 community halls and centres to house another 36,569 flood evacuees.

Nawawi said 3,182 officers from related agencies such as the state’s Fire and Rescue Department, RELA, armed forces and Civil Defence Department will be on standby to help during the flood season.

Terengganu Health, Women’s Development, Family and Community committee chairman Roslee Daud was also present at the meeting.

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