Flood victim, Rahimah Yakob 69 (centre) is helped by a state Civil Defence Department personnel as she packs her belongings to return to her home in Kampung Guchil 7. The flood situation in Kelantan and Pahang improved today with many areas having fully recovered from rising waters. Pix by Fathil Asri

KUANTAN: The flood situation in two East Coast states showed a marked improvement today, with many areas having fully recovered from rising waters.

In Pahang, the flood appears to have receded fully state-wide, with 51 people at the SK Kempadang evacuation centre here able to return home today.

State Civil Defence Department (JPAM) director Zainal Yusoff said the floodwaters that had inundated houses at PPRT Kempadang and Kampung Berjaya Permai has recovered and the victims returned home at 9am.

"The sunny skies allowed the victims to clean their homes on Tuesday. Although the weather has been promising, we hope villagers especially those living in low-lying areas will remain cautious," he said.

The 51 villagers were evacuated to the relief centre after their homes were inundated by ankle-deep waters on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile in Kelantan, the flood situation also showed signs of improvement, with 47 of the 54 people evacuated due to high waters in Kuala Krai being able to return to their homes.

A spokesman from a relief centre in Kuala Krai here said the victims, hailing from 14 families, were allowed to return to their respective homes about 10.30am after flood waters in their villages receded.

The spokesman said the evacuees were from Kampung Guchil and all have moved to the centre since Monday.

The spokesman said the remaining seven from one family are still taking shelter at another relief centre in Manik Urai.

The water level at the Kelantan river here and in Tanah Merah have slightly dropped today compared to yesterday.