The flood situation has taken a toll for the worse in six districts in Terengganu. The number of flood victims in the state has risen to 10,734 compared to 4,352 at 9pm last night according to The Star
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The Terengganu state’s flood watch online portal stated that last night, a total of 3,161 families have been moved to 124 relief centres, compared to 3,128 victims from 862 families at 48 relief centres late yesterday. The flooding is a seasonal phenomenon in Malaysia, where east coast states face heavy rainfall at the end of almost every year.
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This year, it has resulted in numerous schools closing in Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor, where the new school term began on 1 January. 22 out of 501 primary and secondary schools in Terengganu delayed the start of their new term as the roads leading to the schools were flooded. Other schools had been turned into evacuation centres, and the floods also forced 16 primary schools in Kelantan to be shut down.
The Marine Department had previously issued a big wave warning and stopped small vessels from taking passengers to the islands since Friday, leaving the teachers stranded on the mainland.
Two rivers in Setiu also recorded a rise: Sungai Chalok in Jambatan Chalok (8.52m) exceeding the danger level of 8.40m, and Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap (23.38m), above the hazard level of 21.50m.
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The Social Welfare Department, through its Infobanjir
application, stated that the Besut district recorded the highest number of victims with 4,152 (1,147 families) now staying at 51 evacuation centres compared to 1,476 (361 families) at 23 centres last night. As of Tuesday night, 10 rivers had also breached the danger level.
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