KOTA BHARU — Nov. 30, 2017: The water level in the Kelantan floods has begun to recede, enabling all 40 evacuees in Jeli district to return homes by 1pm and reducing the overall number of evacuees in the state to 13,101 from 13,539 this morning.
The evacuees are being housed at 78 relief centres in nine districts, according to the infobanjir application of the Welfare Services Department.
Pasir Mas district has the highest number of evacuees, 9,609 from 3,971 families housed at 46 centres, followed by Tumpat with 1,089 from 359 families at four centres.
Pasir Puteh has 821 evacuees from 245 families at eight centres; Kota Bharu 683 evacuees from 183 families at six centres; Tanah Merah 373 evacuees from 116 families at eight centres,
Bachok recorded 216 evacuees from 56 families at two centres; Machang 210 evacuees from 58 families at two centres and Kuala Krai 100 evacuees from 32 families at two centres.
The infobanjir.water.gov.my portal of the Drainage and Irrigation Department reported that the level of the Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang was 10.46 metres at noon, up from 10.40 metres at 8am. The danger point is nine metres.
The level of Sungai Golok at Kuala Jambu, Tumpat, had also risen, recording 3.71 metres at noon, up from 3.55 metres at 8am. The danger point is 2.50 metres.
The ebanjir.kelantan.gov.my portal reported that the sky was overcast in Kelantan.
In Terengganu, the number of flood victims also dropped to 1,073 people from 284 families as of 8am today compared to 1,244 at 10pm last night.
Twenty-eight 28 relief centres were still operating in six districts.
Besut, the worst affected district, saw a decrease with 889 victims from 236 families at 19 centres compared to 1055 people last night.
Dungun also recorded a decrease of 28 people compared to 33 previously.
The overall situation in Setiu, Kuala Nerus, Marang and Kuala Terengganu however remained unchanged.
Kuala Terengganu has 53 victims/evacuees, Marang 41, Kuala Nerus 35 and Setiu 27. — Bernama