KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu saw a further increase in the number of flood evacuees when Dungun too got hit by flood last night.

As at 8.40am today, a total of 1,661 victims from 495 families are seeking shelter at 31 relief centres in Dungun, Marang, Hulu Terengganu and Kemaman.

Last night alone, a total of 793 victims from 232 families were evacuated to 19 relief centres.

In Dungun, 188 victims of 56 families were evacuated to 4 relief centres.

State Welfare Department portal stated that 991 victims from 243 families were moved to 15 relief centres in Kemaman.

The portal also recorded 474 victims from 194 families being sheltered at 11 relief centres in Hulu Terengganu.

Meanwhile eight victims from a family were retained at Dewan Sivik Wakaf Tapai.

(File pix) Muhammad Wazir Madi, 12 (left) and Muhammad Ifzan Hadid Zulkifli, 12 (right) helping their neighbours moving goods to a safe house built on stilts at Kampung Batu 23 in Hulu Terengganu. The safe house was built specifically to cater to the monsoon season. Pix by Aswadi Alias