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Dec 21, 2014

09:39:24 GMT--Flood - Indonesian archipelago - Malaysia

EDIS Number: FL-20141221-46393-MYS

Date / time: 21/12/2014 09:37:48 [UTC]

Event: Flood

Area: Indonesian archipelago

Country: Malaysia

State/County: State of Kelantan

Location: [Statewide]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 21328 person(s)

Damage level: Heavy


The flood situation in Kelantan has worsened, with 21,328 evacuees (from 6,933 families) at 84 relief centres today compared with 19,186 yesterday. Pasir Mas has the highest number of flood evacuees at 12,008 housed in 35 relief centres compared with 11,079 last night. In Tumpat, the number of flood evacuees has risen to 5,229 from 3,861 after Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang overflowed, with the reading now at 10.27m, exceeding the danger level of 9m. With the cloudy weather and intermittent downpour, more flood victims may have to be evacuated, especially in the interiors. However, the number of flood victims at eight relief centres in Kuala Krai has gone down to 1,928 from 2,452 previously. In Pasir Puteh, there are now 619 flood victims in four relief centres. There are no major roads closed to traffic, while the number of deaths from the second wave of floods in the state since December 16, remains at four. In Terengganu, 860 flood evacuees returned to their homes yesterday after the floodwaters receded, while the number housed at 100 relief centres dropped from 7,508 yesterday to 6,746 today. The state Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) reported today that the water level in a number of major rivers in Terengganu had exceeded the danger level. In Besut, the water level at Jambatan Permaisuri was at 8.74m, which was above the warning level and nearing the danger level of 8.8m. The water level in Sungai Marang at Kampung Pengkalan Berangan reached 2.34m, above the danger level of 2.3m, while Sungai Setiu at Kampung Langkap was at 22.07m, exceeding the danger level of 21.5m.

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