Relief centres in Kedah and Sarawak have closed, but there are still over 1,000 evacuees in three other states.


There are still over 1,000 evacuees in Johor, Penang and Sabah.

Floods have receded completely in Kedah and Sarawak, while the situation in Sabah and Johor has improved, even as Penang became the most recently affected, with 59 evacuees as of this afternoon.

In KEDAH, Bandar Baharu District Civil Defence officer Lt (PA) Abdul Rahim Khairuddin said the bright weather today allowed floodwaters to recede quickly and all 35 victims from 11 families at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Relau relief centre (PPS) in Mukim Relau to return home.

The remaining two PPS in Serian, Sekolah Kebangsaan St Peter and Dewan Kampung Mundai, were closed at 2 p.m., according to the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) in SARAWAK.

According to the JPBN Secretariat in SABAH, as of 2 p.m., only one PPS in Beaufort district was still open, housing 224 people from 63 families.

The number of flood victims at two PPS in two districts in Penang remained unchanged this afternoon at 59.

As of 2 a.m. today, two relief centres had been established in Penang, following more than two hours of heavy rain in several areas beginning at 3.30 p.m. yesterday.

In JOHOR, the number of evacuees fell slightly to 819 at 4 p.m., down from 821 at 8 a.m. today.

According to the Johor JPBN, there were 793 victims from 224 families at five PPS in the Batu Pahat district, which is dealing with the problem of stagnant floodwaters.

According to the report, 26 people from nine families were still seeking refuge in one PPS in Segamat, and rain was forecast for nine districts this afternoon, while Muar was expected to be sunny.

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