Floods: 479 people still at Tasek Gelugor evacuation centres in Penang

The Star, 22 Oct 2013

KEPALA BATAS: A total of 479 flood victims around Tasek Gelugor are still housed in eight temporary evacuation centres as the flood has yet to fully recede.

Tasek Gelugor member of parliament Datuk Shahbudin Yahaya said most of them were residents from 13 villages around Sungai Jarak, near here.

“Until yesterday, 829 victims were placed in the flood evacuation centres, but this morning 350 were allowed to return after the floodwater receded.

“Now only 479 remain in the eight evacuation centres namely at Lebuh Banting, Lahar Yoi, Seberang Tok Akit, Kampung Cegar, Desa Permai, Paya Tok Akil, Ara Kuda and Padang Menora,” he told Bernama here Tuesday.

He said if it did not rain Tuesday, perhaps all the victims still at the centres could go home Wednesday.

Meanwhile, North Seberang Prai OCPD ACP Abdul Rahman Ibrahim said in Kepala Batas 21 flood victims were still at the Pantai Kamloon and Bumbung Lima evacuation centres.

Several areas in Penang were flooded since Sunday due to heavy rain and high tides. – Bernama

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