News: More evacuees in Selangor, situation in Malacca and Perak unchanged

The Star, 12 November 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood victims in Selangor rose to 1,327 people Monday morning compared to 1,273 people Sunday night.

However, the situation in Malacca and Perak remains unchanged with 90 and 22 people still sheltered at relief centres respectively.

According the National Security Council’s floods portal, the situation was reported to be improving in Johor with the number of evacuees dropping from 160 people last night to 120 people as of 10am Monday.

In Selangor, 340 families are being sheltered at seven relief centres, four in Kuala Langat and three in Sepang while in Malacca, only one shelter remains open, in Jasin where 19 families are being looked after.

The portal said in Johor, 29 families were still housed at two relief centres in Batu Pahat while in Perak, only five families were being housed at a single relief centre in Manjung.

Meanwhile, the Drainage and Irrigation Department’s said in its website that in Selangor, the water levels at Sungai Langat at Bukit Changgang and Sungai Selangor at Kuala Badong were above the warning level and urged residents downstream to be on the alert. – Bernama