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Flood victims at the temporary relief centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan Johan Setia Klang, on December 19, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

Selangor, Negeri Sembilan record slight increase in flood victims

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The number flood victims recorded in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan saw a slight increase from 487 at 12pm to 534 by 4pm today, while the number remained unchanged in Melaka.

According to a National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) report, four temporary flood evacuation centres (PPS) have been opened, comprising three in Selangor and one in Negeri Sembilan.

In Selangor, three PPS were activated in Klang with 12 victims from three families, Kuala Selangor (54 victims from 13 families) and Petaling (334 victims from 77 families) as of 4pm.

The InfoBencanaJKM portal said the three PPS in operation are at SK Merbau Sempak, Dewan MPKS Desa Coalfields, and SK Sungai Binjai, which is the latest PPS opened.

In Negeri Sembilan, a statement by the Negeri Sembilan Disaster Control Centre (PKOB), State Disaster Management Committee (PKOB) of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), said another PPS was opened at 12.30pm at Surau Kampung Nerambai, Rembau and accommodated 70 victims.

Some areas, including Taman Linggi Idaman, have yet to receive electricity after Tenaga Nasional Berhad closed down the supply due to floods.

“Efforts are underway to ensure proper electricity supply in such areas in stages, depending on the situation at the respective areas,” PKOB said.

In Melaka, the number of flood victims housed at the PPS in Alor Gajah remained at 55 as at 4pm.

The Melaka JPBN secretariat, Lt Kol (PA) Kamarulsyah Muslim, said the number of families at the PPS in Balai Raya Bukit Balai remained at 13.

Areas affected by floods are Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Bukit Balai, Kampung Padang Keladi, Kampung Taboh Naning, Pekan Lubok China dan Kampung Sungai Jernih, Taman Masjid Tanah Ria, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Durian Tunggal, Kampung Brisu, and Kampung Pulau.

As for observation by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage telemetry station, Nadma said rivers at two localities had recorded danger levels, namely Sungai Klang in Selangor and Sungai Besut in Terengganu.

— Bernama

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