In PAHANG, the number of evacuees rose to 16,791 from 3,621 families at 90 relief centres as at 4.30pm ysterday from 16,637 in the morning.
Pekan has the highest number of evacuees at 9,700 followed by Maran (3,290), Rompin (1,569), Bera (1,125), Kuantan (1,019) and Temerloh (88), according to a Pahang police spokesman.
Jalan Pekan-Kuantan at Km19, Jalan Pekan-Muadzam Shah (Km8) and Temerloh-Maran trunk road are closed to all vehicles, while Jalan Muadzam Shah-Rompin and Temerloh-Triang are closed to light vehicles. Bernama has more: here
Marina Mahathir received an urgent sms from a friend appealing for help for the flood victims in Pahang.
The floods are getting worse especially in Pekan area. 8000 people are stranded and the roads have been cut off. Not sure how they are going to get supplies to the Pekanites but these are items they need:
diapers, baby milk, sanitary pads, eggs, canned food, rice, sugar, water, other foodstuffs, candles and torchlights, clothing.
Those living in KL, please deliver your contributions to the Flood Relief Centre at Istana Pahang, Persiaran Raja Chulan, KL. Please contact Dato Nordin at 012-988-9149 or 012-900-7068."
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