Published: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 11:37:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 11:46:52 AM
Floods in four states worsen
KUALA LUMPUR: Up to 5,027 people have been evacuated in Terengganu, Kelantan, Perak and Selangor due to floods, which have worsened overnight in the east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan.
The number of evacuees jumped from only 1,046 people Tuesday night in the four states.
Terengganu was the worst-affected by the third wave of floods so far this year in the east coast.
A total of 3,679 people have been sent to 44 evacuation centres in the Besut, Dungun, Hulu Terengganu and Setiu districts.
The flood portal of the National Security Council reported that as at 10am Wednesday, the flood situation in Kelantan had worsened and 1,036 people had been moved to 19 relief centres in the Kota Baru, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh, Kuala Krai and Bachok districts.
There has not been much difference in the situation in Perak and Selangor compared with Tuesday night.
In Perak, 297 people were being accommodated at seven relief centres in the Manjung, Perak Tengah and Larut Matang districts.
In Selangor, 15 people have been evacuated to a relief centre in Sepang.
The portal also reported that Jalan Rantau Panjang-Panglima Bayu in Kelantan and Jalan Sungai Lalang from Semenyih to Hulu Langat and Jalan Sungai Tekali in Hulu Langat in Selangor were closed to traffic.
The floods which hit Kelantan on Tuesday have claimed the lives of two teenagers in Machang. - Bernama
Kelantan hit by third wave of floods