500 still at evac­u­a­tion cen­tres

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

ASYRAF RASID/ THE­SUN

Vil­lagers help to push a car stranded in flood­wa­ters dur­ing high tide at Batu 4, Se­lan­gor.

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