THE number of flash flood evacuees in Perak rose this morning with 129 people from 48 families being housed at three relief centres in the districts of Taiping, Selama and Batang Padang.
The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said in a statement two newly opened relief centres were at SK Sungai Jernih, Selama, housing 34 people from 14 families while 38 people from 16 families were at the Kampung Klah Community Hall, Sungkai.
The number of evacuees remained unchanged at 57 from 18 families at a relief centre at Kampung Simpang Halt Public Hall, Taiping, which was opened yesterday.
According to the Perak Drainage and Irrigation Department, the levels of Sungai Kinta at the Tanjung Tualang Weir, Sungai Bidor in Changkat Jong and Sungai Kerian in Selama were at the alert point.
Thunderstorm is expected this afternoon in some districts including Larut, Matang and Selama, Manjung, Perak Tengah, Hilir Perak and Batang Padang while rain in several districts including Kampar, Hulu Perak and Kerian.
Meanwhile, the Public Works Department said only one lane of the FT077 Jalan Pengkalan Hulu-Thailand Border Section 5 in Hulu Perak is open for all vehicles due to a landslide and the installation of a traffic management plan in the area.
It said Jalan A 156 Jalan Karai-Jawang Trosor in Kuala Kangsar is also closed to all vehicles due to the landslide. – Bernama, September 22, 2023.