500 still at evacuation centres
PETALING JAYA: Some 500 people are still being housed at five flood evacuation centres in Selangor.
A state Disaster Management Unit spokesman said 167 from Kampung Batu 5, Kapar in Klang were at the Datuk Ahmad Razali multi purpose hall in Kapar while 236 evacuees from Kampung Tok Muda in Kapar, and 94 others from several villages in the Sabak Bernam district have sought shelter at the Sungai Air Tawar Hall, Parit Baru Hall and Seri Sekinchan Hall.
Disaster Management Unit chief Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Yusof said the Sungai Keramat bund in Kampung Batu 5, which was being repaired, had burst again, causing the village to be flooded.
“Work to repair the bund is being done in stages depending on the low tide at Sungai Puluh,” he said in a statement.
The flood water also spilled along the bund in Kampung Tok Muda, but did not cause flooding in the area.
In the Sabak Bernam district the Sungai Air Tawar embankment also burst again.
“The embankment at Sungai Tebuk Mendeleng is flooded.”
In PERAK, nine areas in Bagan Datoh were flooded at 5.30am yesterday, but there was no report of evacuations. District Disaster Management and Aid Committee chairman Datuk Hamzah Hussin said the areas affected were Tanjung Sari, Kampung Sungai Manila, Kampung Kota, Bagan Ikan, Bagan Sungai Burung, Bagan Sungai Tiang, Bagan Lipas, Bagan Sungai Belukang and Bagan Pasir Laut.
In NEGRI SEMBILAN, the hightide phenomenon reportedly occurred at four areas in the resort town of Port Dickson yesterday morning. The four areas were Teluk Kemang beach at Batu 8, Bagan Pinang beach at Batu 3, Saujana beach at Batu 4 and Tanjung Biru beach or Blue Lagoon at Batu 10.
In SUNGAI PETANI, the number of victims evacuated at six villages in Kota Kuala Muda remained at 94 since Tuesday. They are from 27 families staying temporarily at four relief centres in the district, said Kuala Muda Disaster Management Committee Secretariat officer Civil Defence Lt II Azahar Ahmad. – Bernama
Villagers help to push a car stranded in floodwaters during high tide at Batu 4, Selangor.