KUALA TERENGGANU - A total of 374 people from 102 families have been evacuated to 17 relief centres in Terengganu, following worsening floods.
The Social Welfare Department’s http://infobanjir.jkm.gov.my/ portal reported that the evacuees comprised 104 men, 121 women, 78 boys, 66 girls, and five infants.
The number included one female senior citizen and three male disabled persons.
In Besut, police said an additional 12 people from five families were evacuated to Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Besut 2 last night, bringing the total number of evacuees to 39 from 11 families.
District police chief Superintendent Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the school was opened at 7.40pm to house the victims after they had to vacate their flood-hit homes.
Zamri said the evacuees were from four villages, namely Kampung Alor Teratai, Kampung Kayu Kelat, Kampung Telok Bayu and Kampung Pachakan.
"The evacuees included three disable people and 15 children," he said, adding that clogged drains had also contributed to the floods.
Meanwhile, Terengganu Civil Defence Force director Lt Col Che Adam Abdul Rahman advised the public to refer to the authorities for accurate and timely information on the monsoon