Floodwaters began rising last night and by 1.30am today, the 13 were forced to evacuate their homes in Kampung Mengabang Telung. File pic by GHAZALI KORI

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.

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