KUANTAN: Pahang’s flood-affected districts are inching towards recovery with two relief centres in the city here closing their doors at 4pm, after 56 evacuees from 15 families were allowed to return home.

This led to the state's total number of evacuees dipping slightly to 1,532 people from 396 families, who are taking shelter at 14 relief centres.

At noon today, Pahang recorded 1,649 people from 422 families at 17 flood shelters in Pekan, Rompin and Kuantan.

State Civil Defence Force director Colonel Zainal Yusoff confirmed the latest flood figures, and said that the situation in hard-hit Pekan has also improved, allowing the closure of SK Seri Terentang relief centre, where 46 evacuees were being housed.

He said that Pekan's total number of victims now stands at 1,238 people from 315 families who are at 10 relief centres.

"The centres are SK Sinar Mutiara with 375 victims; SK Permatang Keledang (327 people); SMK Peramu Jaya (104 people); SK Temai (93 people); SK Merchong Jaya (86 people); and Pulau Manis flood shelter (75 people).

"Other flood shelters are Kampung Lamir relief centre with 55 people; SK Sri Biram (75 people); the Tanjung Pulai Multipurpose Hall (39 people); and SK Acheh (9 people)," he added.

Zainal said that in Rompin, the number of flood evacuees remains at 294 people from 81 families who are taking shelter at four relief centres.

"The four are Balai Raya Setajam with 127 people; Leban Chondong public hall (67 people), SK Tekek (63 people); and the Kampung Pianggu Multipurpose Hall (37 people)," he added.

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Pahang’s flood-affected districts are inching towards recovery with two relief centres in the city here closing their doors at 4pm, after 56 evacuees from 15 families were allowed to return home. Pix by Muhd Asyraf Sawal

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