Floods Prompt Opening of Nine Relief Centers in Selangor and Perak

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – As a response to the recent floods, nine temporary relief centers have been established in Selangor and Perak to accommodate affected residents. The centers were operational by 8 pm tonight, providing shelter and assistance to the flood victims.

According to BERNAMA News Agency, In Selangor, the floods led to the opening of five relief centers from 3 pm today in the Sepang district, following the overflow of Sungai Dengkil due to continuous rain. Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof reported that 255 victims from 67 families are currently housed at three locations: Kampung Dato Ahmad Razali and Taman Gemilang community halls, and the Jenderam Hilir Village Community Management Council Hall (MPKK). The number of victims at the Dengkil Community Hall and SMK Dengkil is still being updated by the Social Welfare Department (JKM).

The affected areas in Selangor include Kampung Sungai Buah, Jenderam Hilir, Kampung Orang Asli Batu 28 Jenderam Hilir, Kampung Sri Tanjung, and Kampung Chemperai.

In Perak, the number of flood victims decreased to 220 people from 64 families tonight, compared to 272 people from 75 families this morning. The Perak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat stated that all these individuals are placed in four relief centers in Hilir Perak and Kerian. Specifically, 53 people are in the Padang Tembak Multipurpose Hall, 13 in the Teluk Intan Municipal Council Hall, 97 in SK Changkat Lobak, and 57 in the SK Alor relief center.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has reported dangerous water levels in Sungai Bidor in Changkat Jong at 3.96 meters, and warning levels in Sungai Kinta at the Tanjung Tualang weir and Sungai Kerian in Selama at 13.06 meters and 11.85 meters, respectively.