Selangor, Malaysia – The flood situation in Selangor has seen significant improvement today, with a substantial reduction in the number of evacuees at temporary flood relief centres (PPS). However, Perak reports only a marginal decrease in the number of flood victims.
According to BERNAMA News Agency, Selangor’s flood victim count has decreased from 697 individuals from 178 families this morning to 429 individuals from 110 families tonight. These evacuees are currently housed in eight PPS, five in Sepang and three in Kuala Langat. Additionally, two PPS in the Hulu Langat district, Sekolah Kebangsaan Bangi and Sekolah Kebangsaan Ulu Semenyih, have been closed following the improvement.
Meanwhile, in Perak, the state Disaster Management Committee secretariat reported a slight decline in evacuees, from 507 individuals from 155 families to 496 individuals from 150 families. The evacuees are distributed across five relief centres in the region. In Hilir Perak, the PPS in Dewan Serbaguna Padang Tembak is sheltering 166 victims from 52 families, while Dewan Majlis Perbandaran Teluk Intan houses 130 evacuees from 42 families. Additionally, 46 individuals from 13 families remain at the PPS in Dewan Serbaguna Chikus. In Kerian district, 97 victims from 24 families are staying at SK Changkat Lobak, and 57 evacuees from 19 families are at SK Alor Pongsu.
The state Drainage and Irrigation Department noted that the water level in Sungai Bidor in Changkat Jong is still at the danger level of 4.01m, indicating ongoing concerns in the area.