Flood situation worsens in Pahang

The Star, 3 Dec 2013

KUANTAN: The flood situation in Pahang has worsened with more than 5,000 people in flood relief centres in four districts by Tuesday morning.

A spokesman at the Pahang police headquarters said the four districts were Rompin, Kuantan, Pekan and Maran.

“In Rompin, 2,595 victims from 23 kampungs have been placed in six centres,” he said when contacted.

He said in Pekan, six kampungs were inundated, forcing 341 people to move to the centres, while in Kuantan, 23 kampungs were affected, causing 1,824 victims to be relocated to 23 centres.

In Maran, nine kampungs were hit, resulting in 633 victims having to take shelter in seven relief centres.

The situation is expected to worsen further following incessant rain since the past two days.

The spokesman also said that the Sungai Charu bridge at KM28 Jalan Sungai Lembing-Kuantan was closed to all traffic after the water level rose to nearly one metre at the stretch. – Bernama