Kelantan flood victims decrease this afternoon

KOTA BARU: The number of flood victims in Kelantan dropped to 4,196 people as of 1pm today compared with 4,695 this morning.

According to the Social Welfare Department via the Infobanjir application, 12 evacuation centres remained open to house victims from Tumpat and Pasir Mas.

Tumpat recorded the highest with 2,517 people (849 families) at seven evacuation centres, while Pasir Mas housed 1,679 victims (551 families) at five centres.

However, according to the state government website,, the water level at Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang was currently below the danger level (9 metres), with a decreasing trend (8.77 metres), compared with 8.87 metres this morning.

The readings for Sungai Kelantan, at Jambatan Guillemard, Tanah Merah also dropped to 12.48m compared with 12.53m this morning but still remained below the danger level of 16m. Meanwhile, the water level for other main rivers has returned to normal. — Bernama