Floods force evacuation in Perlis

Floods caused by heavy rain over the past few days has forced the evacuation last night of 19 people from two villages in Perlis.

Perlis Welfare Department director Abdullah Ali said the evacuees, from Kampung Bakau and Kampung Repoh, were sent to a relief centre at 11.30 pm.

They were provided with food, mattresses, pillows and blankets, he said today.

A check by Bernama showed that the Perlis river was swollen, but there have been no reports of floods in other areas.

– Bernama