KUALA NERUS: Thirteen people from eight families became the first flood victims of the state’s monsoon season this year, following nearly 48 hours of non-stop rain.
Floodwaters began rising last night and by 1.30am today, the 13 were forced to evacuate their homes in Kampung Mengabang Telung.
The evacuees include four women and a child.
Two families were evacuated to the Mengabang Telung multi-purpose hall, five families took shelter at the houses of relatives, and one family moved to a homestay.
State Civil Defence Department director Lt Colonel Che Adam A Rahman said the rain had caused flooding in several low-lying areas in the district.