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Floods: Be on highest alert

Image: A farm tractor evacuates flood victims near Kuantan, central Pahang state.

A second wave of floods is expected to hit Pahang and the authorities have been told to be on highest alert. High tide has been forecast to occur at the Sungai Pahang estuary next Friday. “I cannot say for sure it will happen like in Johor but we are not taking any chances. All the related agencies have been told to be on standby to face a more severe flood situation. The biggest obstacle we are facing here is that heavy rainfall continues to occur in upstream areas, resulting in flood waters slow in receding." The flood situation in Pahang did not show any signs of letting up. At 1pm Sunday, the number of evacuees stood at 21,199 people from 4,384 families in 199 flood relief centres.

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Pahang, Johor floods worsen

KUANTAN: The floods in Pahang are showing no sign of letting up, with the number of evacuees increasing to more than 20,000.

As of 1pm yesterday, the number of evacuees statewide stood at 22,549 from 4,788 families in 184 flood relief centres.

Image: Food drop: A Royal Malaysian Air Force C130H transport plane dropping food supplies over Pekan yesterday for distribution to relief centres cut off by floodwaters.
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