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Flood in Air Papan, Mersing. Pix by Mohd Sah Muda

KUANTAN: The flood situation in Pahang this morning took a turn for worse after evacuees rose to 1,452 victims from 375 families in three districts as of 10am today.

This represents an increase from last night's 1,290 people from 331 families in two districts - Pekan and Rompin.

State Civil Defence Force Colonel Zainal Yusoff said that all victims are being sheltered at 14 relief centres in the two districts and in Raub.

"Pekan is the district with the highest number of victims at 1,210 people from 310 families at 10 relief centres," he said.

He said the 10 relief centres in Pekan are SK Mutiara with 375 victims from 94 families; SK Permatang Keledang (322 people from 81 families); SMK Peramu Jaya (136 people from 35 families); SK Temai (93 people from 24 families) and Pulau Manis flood shelter (75 people from 22 families).

"Other relief centres are Kampung Lamir relief centre with 55 people from eight families; SK Sri Biram (67 people from 20 families); Tanjung Pulai Multipurpose Hall (39 people from 14 families); SK Seri Terentang (39 people from 8 families), SK Acheh (9 people from two families)," he said.

In Rompin, Zainal said 239 victims from 64 families are still sheltered at three relief centres since two days ago.

"The three relief centres are Balai Raya Setajam with 104 people from 26 families; Leban Chondong public hall (72 people from 23 families) and SK Tekek (63 people from 15 families).

"In Raub, there is only one relief centre opened which is Masjid Jamek Kuala Semantan that shelters three victims from one family," he said.

Meanwhile based on online portal infobanjir.water.gov.my as at 10am, three rivers in the state were near the danger level.

The three rivers are Sungai Lepar at Gelugor bridge here with reading of 29.27m (30.00m is the danger level), Sungai Pahang at Paloh Hinai, Pekan at 10.25m (10.30m is the danger level) and Sungai Belat at Seri Damai here at 4.18m (5.00m is the danger level).

In Johor, more people have been evacuated to flood relief shelters (FRCs) in Segamat and Mersing.

The total number of evacuees stood at 627 people this morning as compared to 160 people last night. Two new FRCs were opened in Mersing.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a statement here said 530 people from 106 families were now in six FRCs in Mersing while 97 people from 20 families are at four FRCs in Segamat.

He said Jalan Telok Arong in Mersing was not passable due to a landslide and that the authorities were rectifying the situation.

Motorists heading to Mersing-Endau can use Jalan Tanjung Resang-Jalan Mersing or Endau-Jalan Air Papan as alternatives.

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