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Flood victims see reduction in Melaka

MELAKA: The number of residents temporarily displaced at flood relief centres in the state has dropped to 623 victims this morning compared to 659 victims last night.
Melaka Civil Defence Department director and Flood Disaster Management secretariat chief Lieutenant Colonel Effendy Ali said more victims may be able to return to their homes following fair weather today.
"God willing, we can see a downward trend (in the number of flood evacuees at relief centres) based on the good weather this morning," he said.
As at 9am today, 10 evacuation centres remained open to shelter 623 victims from 135 families in the districts of Jasin and Alor Gajah.
This was a decrease from 659 victims (from 143 families) at 12.01am today," he said.
"The affected victims in the Jasin district are from Kg Tehel, Kg Tersusun Seri Mendapat, Kg Air Tawar, Kg Kilang Berapi and Kg Tedong while affected victims in the Alor Gajah district are from Kg Seri Jeram, Kg Bukit Balai, Kg Pulau, Kg Panchor and Kg Belimbing Dalam," he said.
As at 9am today, flood victims placed at evacuation centres in the Jasin district has decreased, with 102 victims (from 25 families) in SK Tehel, 45 victims (from 10 families) in Balairaya Seri Mendapat, 219 victims (from 10 families) in SMK Dang Anum, 94 victims (from 26 families) in SK Tedong and 12 victims (from three families) in Balairaya Air Tawar.
While in the Alor Gajah district, the number of flood victims seeking shelter at relief centres remain the same, with nine victims (from three families) in Balairaya Kg Seri Jeram, nine victims (from two families) at Balairaya Bukit Balai, 20 victims (from five families) at Tadika Jaim Kg Pulau, 76 victims (including 68 Tahfiz students) at Balairaya dan Masjid Kg Panchor and 37 victims (from eight families) at SK Belimbing Dalam.
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