KUALA LUMPUR: The number of flood evacuees in Terengganu continues to rise while Kelantan, Pahang and Selangor are recording a decline.

In Terengganu, 390 people from 115 families are taking shelter at two temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in the Dungun district as of noon yesterday, compared to 388 people in the morning.

State Disaster Management Secretariat chief Left-Kol (PA) Rosman Abdullah said 225 victims from 60 families were still at the PPS in Kampung Shukur multipurpose hall while 165 people from 55 families were placed at the Kampung Pasir Raja community hall.

“The rescue team is still monitoring the situation. There is a possibility that residents of Kampung Minda and Kampung Kuala Jengai need to be evacuated due to continuous heavy rain,” he said.

According to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) Info Banjir portal, three stations namely Sungai Besut at Keruak Bridge, Sungai Dungun in Kampung Pasir Raja, Dungun and Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap, Setiu were reported to be above warning levels.

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims dropped to 1,172 people from 367 families at noon yesterday, compared to 1,399 people from 412 families in the morning.

According to the Welfare Department (JKM) Info Bencana app, the number of PPS also rose to 18 from 14, namely 10 in Kuala Krai, Jeli (seven) and Tanah Merah (one).

Only one major river was reported to be at the danger level: Sungai Kelantan in Kampung Temangan, Machang with a reading of 19.92m.

In addition, the Public Works Department’s disaster management portal reported that Jalan Kuala Balah in Jeli, which connects the district with Dabong, has been closed to all vehicles.

In Pahang, the JKM app reported that a total of 2,366 evacuees were still at 32 PPS, compared to 2,704 people yesterday morning.

The PPS with the most number of evacuees were in Pekan followed by Temerloh, Kuantan, Bentong and Maran.

Meanwhile, the DID portal reported that two rivers were at warning levels and increasing in volume, namely Sungai Tembeling in Kampung Merting, Jerantut and Sungai Luit in Kampung Subuh, Maran.

Four other rivers were at alert level, namely Sungai Tembeling in Kuala Tahan, Jerantut; Sungai Kundang (Maran), Sungai Dong (Raub) and Sungai Triang in Chemomoi (Bentong).

In Selangor, 408 people from 125 families were still at four PPS as of noon yesterday, a slight decrease from 466 people from 132 families earlier.

The four PPS are Sekolah Rendah Agama Dusun Nanding (20 people) and SMK Abdul Jalil (77) in Hulu Langat, Kuala Selangor Indoor Stadium (201) and SMK Kuala Selangor (110).

Selangor police have also stated that three roads were still closed to traffic as of 10am yesterday, namely FT31 at the Dengkil-Banting bridge and Jalan Genting Peras-Kuala Klawang, due to floodwaters, apart from a damaged bridge heading to the Subang Shooting Range.

Meanwhile, in Negri Sembilan, 29 individuals from nine families were still being sheltered at Balai Raya Kampung Puom, Jelebu.

There is no room for complacency as the Malaysian Meteorological Department said continuous torrential rain will fall over Pahang (Jerantut, Maran, Kuantan, Bera, Pekan and Rompin) and Johor (Segamat, Kluang, Mersing and Kota Tinggi) until today.

It added yesterday that rain would also be continuous over Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang (Cameron Highlands, Lipis, Raub, Bentong and Temerloh) and Johor (Tangkak, Muar, Batu Pahat, Pontian, Kulai and Johor Baru) until today.

Continuous rain is also expected over Sabah, at areas around the West Coast (Tuaran, Ranau and Kota Belud), Sandakan (Telupid, Beluran and Sandakan) as well as Kudat until tomorrow.