May 22, 2024

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Over 3,000 evacuated in Selangor as floods rise


Selangor, Dec 18 — Some 3,086 victims have been evacuated so far to 30 relief centers (PPS) due to floods in the Klang, Kuala Langat, and Sepang districts following continuous heavy rain in Selangor since yesterday.

State fire and rescue department director Norazam Khamis said 20 PPS have been opened in Klang to accommodate 2,604 of the victim of the floods.

He said most of the victims were evacuated to the PPS at SK Telok Gong and SK Johan Setia, totaling 681 and 793 people respectively.


The remaining PPS are in Sepang and Kuala Langat, involving 482 victims.

Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said in a Twitter post that volunteers from Team Selangor and Selangor Volunteer have been mobilized to assist the flood victims.

The meteorological department meanwhile has issued yellow rainstorm warnings for parts of Kedah, Penang, Perak, Pahang, and Selangor.

NMT as reported by Bernama