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A general view of tents used by flood victims at a temporary relief centre (PPS). — Picture by BERNAMA

More flood victims in Selangor, Johor and Melaka

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — There were more flood victims recorded in Selangor, Johor and Melaka this afternoon while the number in Kelantan and Perak dropped this evening, compared to this morning.

In SELANGOR, the Welfare Department (JKM) Disaster Info Portal recorded an increase in the number of flood victims to 184 from 51 families as of 2pm today compared with 163 victims from 46 families this morning.

Three PPS are still operational at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Sireh; Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jeram and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Yuk Chih Batang Berjuntai, in Kuala Selangor.

In JOHOR, the District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) in a statement said four districts are still affected by flash floods involving Tangkak, Kluang, Segamat and Pontian.

The number of flood victims increased to 345 people as of 4pm compared with 335 this morning.

The statement added that all the victims, from 87 families, are still placed at six temporary relief centres (PPS) at the Kampung Batu Badak Balai Raya and Dewan Komuniti Tasek, both located in Segamat; Dewan Utama Kampung Ithnin Maarof in Kluang, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Melayu Raya in Pontian, while in the Tangkak district, SK Simpang 5 and Sekolah Agama Simpang 5 Darat.

In MELAKA, the number of flood victims also increased to 76 victims involving 24 families as of 4pm compared to 66 from 21 families at 8am, involving areas in Alor Gajah and Masjid Tanah.

The Melaka Disaster Management Committee secretariat said in a statement that all flood victims were placed at three PPS namely at Balai Raya Kampung Gadek, Dewan Japerun Durian Tunggal and the Kesidang State Legislative Coordination and Development Committee.

Meanwhile in Kelantan, a total of 2,090 flood victims from 692 families have been relocated at eight PPS in the Pasir Mas district compared with 2,124 flood victims from 713 families at 9am today.

In PERAK, the total number flood victims also went down to 194 people at 5 pm compared with 245 flood victims in the afternoon following the closure of two PPS namely, the Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Piandang in Seputeh near Ipoh and Dewan Orang Ramai Kampung Jelapang, in the Larut Matang dan Selama districts.

A spokesman for the District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) said the closing of the two PPS meant only five PPS are still operational.

In KEDAH, the state Civil Defence Force (APM) Disaster Management Committee secretariat head, Major (PA) Muhammad Suhaimi Mohd Zain, said Surau Ittifaqiah in Baling which earlier housed 19 victims from seven families this morning was shut down at 2pm.

“Meanwhile, in Kulim district, flood victims at the Masjid Sungai Seluang PPS were unchanged at 42 victims from 11 families, as of 4 pm this evening,” he said in a statement.

— Bernama

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