Floods continue: 169 evacuated in Hilir Perak and Kerian

One hundred and sixty-nine people from 43 families in two districts in Perak were evacuated after their villages were flooded with water levels reaching between 0.5 and one metre deep yesterday.

Those involved were 81 from Hilir Perak and 88 in Kerian districts.

Kerian police chief Superintendent Mat Fauzi Nayan said four villages affected in the district were Kampung Parit Abu Hasan, Permatang Mat Keling, Batu 40 Bukit Merah and Batu 38 Jalan Keretapi.

They were moved out from 3pm yesterday when water from the Bukit Merah dam overflowed after two days of rain, causing the villages to be flooded, he said when contacted today.

Mat Fauzi said all those affected were taken to Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Merah.

Jalan Alor Pongsu-Selama at Batu 38 was also closed to small vehicles due to the flood.

Meanwhile in Hilir Perak district, 81 out of 19 families from Kampung Sungai Manik and Labu Kubung were moved to the surau and community hall as the river water there rose to a metre deep after two days of heavy rain.

Out of those evacuated, 44 were placed at the community hall and 37 at the surau.

State assemblyman for Sungai Manik,  Zainol Fadzli Paharuddin visited the flood victims today.

– Bernama