Selangor Journal
Flood victim Anisah Pardi, 48 (left) speaking to a Bernama reporter at the SK Bukit Mutiara temporary relief centre (PPS) in Johor Bahru, Johor, on December 1, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Kelantan evacuees dip, Johor slightly up from flash floods at nightfall

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — The number of flood victims placed at temporary relief centres (PPS) in Kelantan decreased, while in Johor, it increased slightly after flash floods hit five villages near the overflowing Sungai Tebrau.

In Kelantan, the numbers sheltering at PPS have reduced to 594 people from 181 families as of 8pm tonight compared to 816 victims (241 families) this morning.

According to the Disaster Info portal of the Social Welfare Department (JKM), all the victims are taking shelter at three PPS in the Bachok and Pasir Mas districts.

In Bachok, a total of 114 victims (35 families) are lodging at SK Jelawat, while SMK Beris Panchor is housing 254 victims (69 families).

The Pasir Mas PPS at SK Gual To’Deh recorded 226 evacuees (77 families).

In Johor, with overnight rain still torrential, the number of victims of flash floods from five villages in the district of Johor Bahru increased slightly to 582 people as of 8 pm tonight compared to 538 people at noon earlier.

The State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) said the evacuees from 151 families are still huddled at PPS Dewan Muafakat Kampung Cahaya Baru and SK Bukit Mutiara.

312 people (84 families) from Kampung Paya Kenangan, Kampung Pasir Tebrau, and Kampung Kangkar Tebrau were shuttled to PPS SK Bukit Mutiara.

Meanwhile, the PPS at Dewan Muafakat Kampung Cahaya Baru housed 270 victims (67 families) who fled Kampung Sentosa Damai and Kampung Sentosa Barat.

JPBN added it was still raining in the Johor Bahru district as of 8pm tonight.

Meanwhile, the water level in Parit Keliling in Kampung Pasir was at a warning level with a reading of 0.08 metres, Sungai Siku in Kampung Murni Jaya near Kulai recorded a dangerous level of 17.65 m, and Sungai Muar in Kampung Awat was at an alert level of 8.01m.

— Bernama


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