37 flood victims in Langkawi relocated to PPS
16 Oct 2022 10:34pm
APM personnel installed tents at the Shifa Hall Temporary Evacuation Center which was opened for the evacuation of flood victims. - Bernama Photo
Langkawi District Civil Defence Force Officer Capt (PA) Ahmad Shahfikri Darus said the PPS was opened at about 8 pm.
"The villagers’ houses began to be inundated around 6 pm. Several other areas in this district, such as Ayer Hangat and Kuah, were also hit by floods but, so far, no PPS has been opened in these areas as the water levels there had receded,” he said in a statement tonight.
Ahmad Shahfikri said they would continue to monitor the water levels of the main rivers from time to time as well as the flood-prone areas.
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Meanwhile, eight houses in Kampung Sungai Bongkok, Mukim Gurun in the Kuala Muda district were also hit by floods at about 5 pm today following more than three hours of a downpour but no PPS was opened as the water had receded. - BERNAMA
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