The number of flood victims in PPS in five states continues to decline


KUALA LUMPUR: Flood victims at 233 temporary evacuation centers (PPS) in five states dropped to 37,526 people at 10pm on Saturday, compared to 40,738 victims at 257 PPS at 6pm.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) Disaster Info application, all the victims involved 11,019 families.

In SELANGOR, the JKM Disaster Info application informed that the number of flood victims decreased to 16,743 involving 3,693 families in 87 PPS compared to 16,953 victims who were placed in 88 PPS this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a warning of thunderstorms and heavy rain which is expected to occur in five districts, namely in Gombak; Hulu Selangor; Petaling; Hulu Langat and Sepang until 11 tonight.

In PAHANG, the Secretariat of the State Disaster Management Committee informed that a total of 21,726 flood victims are still housed at 148 PPS in the districts of Kuantan, Bera, Pekan, Maran, Temerloh and Bentong as of 8 tonight.

The secretariat also informed that 36 roads are still closed in four districts, among them in Temerloh involving Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan, Jalan Gemas-Temerloh and Jalan Temerloh-Mentakab, besides in Pekan involving Jalan Teluk Ganchong Lepar, Pelak-Belimbing and Jalan Mentiga Terapai.

In the Maran district, among the roads closed are Jalan Pekan Sehari Kampung Awah, Jalan Serengkam and Jalan Kampung Wau/Kertau, while in Bera it involves Jalan Gemas-Temerloh, Jalan Bohor Bahru, Jalan Charuk Puting-Guai besides Jalan Triang Satu.

The website stated that three rivers remained above danger level, namely Sungai Pahang in Lubuk Paku, Sungai Kundang (Maran) and Sungai Bera (Bera), with a downward trend as of 8.30pm.

In KELANTAN as of 10 pm today, the number of flood victims remains at 685 people from 222 families involving five PPS, all in the Pasir Mas district.

Meanwhile, the official flood info portal of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) through, reported that no major rivers in Kelantan are at danger level while two rivers are at alert level, namely Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas and Sungai Kelantan in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas.

In NEGERI SEMBILAN, state Civil Defense Force (APM) director Lt Col (PA) Mohd Syukri Madnor said the flood victims in the state were 203 individuals from 56 families, with four PPS still open in Jelebu as of tonight.

In MELAKA, the number of flood victims remained at 29 from nine families as of 8 tonight.

Melaka APM director Lt Col (PA) Cuthbert John Martin Quadra said only one PPS was opened, namely at Sekolah Kebangsaan Parit Penghulu Kampung Parit Penghulu in Jasin.

“All the victims are now at the PPS while in Alor Gajah, all PPS have been closed,” he said in a statement today.


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