Malaysia: Central Pahang floods worsen, 831 at relief centres

Bernama New Straits Times 12 May 17;

KUANTAN: Water levels in Temerloh and Mentakab continue to rise, forcing more people from their homes and the opening of another relief centre.

The latest number of victims stands at 831, a jump from the 548 recorded yesterday afternoon.

Pahang Civil Defence Forces director Zainal Yusoff said the Sungai Buloh Multipurpose hall was the latest relief centre opened, and it currently houses 10 evacuees from three families.

"Three other temporary relief centres recorded a rise in the number of evacuees. The number of victims at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Desa Bakti rose from 400 to 548; SK Batu Kapor, Mentakab, recorded an increase from 158 to 267; and Surau Kampung Bongsu is sheltering six people," he said when contacted.

Zainal added that relevant agencies are on standby to evacuate more flood victims if the situation persists. – Bernama

Floods worsen in Mentakab, more villagers evacuated
HIDIR REDUAN New Straits Times 11 May 17;

TEMERLOH: The flood situation in Mentakab here has worsened as the number of evacuees has jumped to 284 people from 86 families.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said that rising flood waters has led to the opening of another two flood relief centres here as at 3pm.

He said that 129 evacuees are currently sheltered at SK Batu Kapor Mentakab, with another 129 being sheltered at SK Desa Bakti, and the remainder six at Surau Kampung Bongsu here.

Earlier this morning, only the SK Batu Kapor relief centre was open, sheltering 26 victims.

Meanwhile, he revealed that the flood situation has improved in Raub, where all 26 evacuees have returned to their homes at Kampung Pamah Rawas and Kampung Pamah Kulat in Ulu Dong here.

Zainal Yusoff said that the clear weather led to roads and villages becoming accessible again.

He said that with the evacuees having gone back to their villages, the two relief centres Balai Raya Kampung Pamah Rawas and Balai Raya Kampung Pamah Kulat were closed between 9.45am and 10am.

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