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KAMPAR: The situation in flood-stricken areas in Kampar has improved with more evacuees returning home, leaving only 364 people at relief centres this morning compared to 1,225 yesterday afternoon.
Kampar police chief Supt Abdul Aziz Salleh said 329 victims from 104 families were still sheltered at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kampar while the remaining 35 victims from nine families took refuge at the Pulau Bergading Hall.
Most of the victims returned homes since yesterday afternoon till midnight as floodwaters in their villages subsided, he told reporters here today.
The affected villages are Kampung Melayu, Kampung Baru, Kampung Pasir, Kampung Nyior, Jeram, Kampung Mesah, Kuala Dipang, Changkat Jering and Kampung Batu 20.
The low-lying villages were inundated after a heavy downpour on Wednesday caused Sungai Kampar to overflow its banks.
More than 100 Fire and Rescue Department, police, Malaysian Civil Defence Department, Rela, Welfare Services Department personnel took part in the evacuation and flood relief operations as floods submerged some houses up to the roof.