Flood evacuees returning home except for Kota Setar

The overall flood situation in Kedah and Perlis is improving with more evacuees returning to their homes except for the Kota Setar district in Kedah where their number has gone up.

This morning, the number of evacuees in Kota Setar rose to 21,058, up from the 19,591 yesterday evening.

In KEDAH, a total of 32,066 evacuees were still at the 83 relief centres in four districts – Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu, Pokok Sena and Pendang, said a spokesman of the National Security Council flood operations room.

The number of evacuees has dropped to 9,351 in Kubang Pasu, 1,413 in Pokok Sena and 244 in Pendang, he added.

A check by Bernama revealed that many major roads leading to the Alor Setar city centre were passable to all vehicles.