Flood evacuees in Malacca almost doubled up

The number of flood evacuees in Melaka rose to 4,545 people at 8am today from 2,889 at 9pm last night.

They are currently housed at 31 evacuation centres, most of them in Alor Gajah, with 2,163 people in 10 centres, followed by Jasin with 1,254 people in 14 centres and Melaka Tengah, totalling 1,128 in seven centres.

The weather was fine throughout the state this morning, a spokesman at the flood operations room said.

He said the Welfare Department was providing assistance in terms of food while other agencies such as the armed forces, Fire and Rescue Department and Civil Defence Department were involved in the evacuation process.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali is making his rounds at the centres to ensure assistance were provided to the victims.

Roads in Taman Merdeka, Angkasa Nuri and Pasar Borong, all in Batu Berendam, are still closed to all vehicles.