By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SHAH ALAM, Dec 20 — The state government will be channelling RM500,000 each to Kelantan and Terengganu through the #KitaSelangor2022 Flood Assistance Donation, says Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
He said the donation is aimed to lessen the burden faced by over tens of thousands of flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu.
“Selangor is sympathetic to the plight of those living in flood-affected areas. According to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), some 25,353 people in Kelantan and 37,021 people in Terengganu have been affected by the floods as of 8am today.
“The state government has agreed to channel RM500,000 of flood assistance to both states. Apart from that, our Special Action Squad (Pantas) and the Selangor Volunteer (Serve) are ready to lend help in post-flood humanitarian assistance once the situation permits.
“Selangor will also cancel the state-level New Year’s Eve Celebration as a gesture of respect to the victims and families who were affected by the floods and the Batang Kali landslide incident,” he said in a statement today.
As of this morning, the number of flood victims in five states climbed to 56,159 people with Terengganu and Kelantan continuing to record an increase in the number of evacuees compared to yesterday.
In Terengganu, the number of flood victims increased sharply to 37,792 involving 10,401 families, compared to 26,494 people from 7,369 families last night, and all of them were housed in 310 PSS in eight districts, according to the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat.
Kemaman was the worst-affected district with 12,000 victims; followed by Besut (8,228); Hulu Terengganu (6,691); Setiu (3,988); Dungun (2,484); Kuala Nerus (1,521); Kuala Terengganu (1,900), and Marang (980).
In Kelantan, the https://ebanjir.kelantan.gov.my/ official portal reported that the number of evacuees rose to 17,326 people from 4,793 families this morning, compared with 14,359 people out of 3,942 families last night.