KUALA TERENGGANU: Sustained fair weather has allowed the flood situation in the state to improve, with only Kuala Nerus and Marang still operating their two relief centres today.
State Civil Defence Department director Lt Colonel Che Adam A. Rahman said that as of 8am, 150 people from 38 families are taking shelter at Kuala Nerus’ SK Kompleks Gong Badak.
In Marang, Adam said 22 people from eight families remain at SK Pasir Putih.
However, the Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a Category Two warning of strong north-easterly winds of up to 50-60km per hour; and rough seas with waves reaching up to 4.5m at coastal areas of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Sarawak, Labuan and Sabah.
The department’s website states that the high winds, which are expected to last until tomorrow, are dangerous for all vessels, including recreational boats, fishing boats and ferries.
In Setiu, 26 farmers involved in an integrated padi farming project in Kampung Buluh Hilir and Kampung Buruk, Setiu, are reported to have suffered more than RM52,000 in losses when their crops were destroyed by the recent floods.
The losses involve about 32 acres of the project plots in both villages.
Its project chief Che Aziz Che Hamid said the floods occurred before the programme’s participants were able to harvest their crops.