The number of flood victims inTerengganu rose to 1,013 people as of 8pm last night as the floods in several districts worsened.
They are currently housed in 14 evacuation centres, a spokesperson of the Terengganu National Security Council said.
The floods also forced the closure of over 23 schools, of which 12 were in Setiu involving 1,500 students, nine in Hulu Terengganu with 1,400 students and two in Besut with with 700 students.
In Kangar, several low-lying districts in Perlis were flooded, with seven families having been evacuated so far.
“We have readied 23 flood evacuation centres to face any eventuality,”Menteri Besar Dr Md Isa Sabu told a news conference. — Bernama