Kelantan is the worst hit state. The flood situation in Kelantan is still critical with five districts in serious situation following the disruption of basic amenities caused by floods.
Widespread misery: Floodwaters covering a vast area in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. — EPA
The Star reported that:
Access to the country’s flood-hit east coast states is now almost totally cut off after waters submerged many of the main roads to the affected areas.
The number of evacuees also rose by nearly 40,000 overnight as the Meteorological Department warned of a new round of heavy rains lasting until Wednesday.
A total of 200,023 evacuees are currently seeking shelter at more than 500 relief centres in five states, up from 160,921 on Saturday.
As at 6.30pm yesterday, Kelantan remained the worst-hit state with the number of victims rising to 124,966 from 81,925 the day before.
Terengganu had 36,410 evacuees, Pahang (33,601), Perak (4,581) and Johor (465).
The Meteorological Department issued a three-day “yellow” stage alert from today for Perlis, Kedah, north Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.
The alert, which warns of the possibility of monsoon rains and heavy winds, also covers Kudat and Sandakan in Sabah as well as Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah and Betong in Sarawak.
In KUANTAN, Temerloh has been effectively cut off to land vehicles after a section of the East Coast Expressway became severely flooded.
According to the Pahang Public Works Department, several trunk roads leading to and from the district were also inaccessible to all vehicles.
Main roads from Temerloh to Bera and Jerantut have also been closed after the water level rose to more than a metre high.
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