ALOR SETAR, Oct 12 — The number of residents affected by the floods in Kedah as at 9am, remains at 116.
The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said 22 families are currently staying at three evacuation centres in Kota Setar and Kubang Pasu.
In Kota Setar district, two of the centres, Sekolah Kebangsaan Haji Abu Bakar and Maahad Darul Hasimie which began operating at 8 pm last night are temporarily housing 26 people from seven families and 17 people from two families, respectively.
In Kubang Pasu district, the centre at Dewan Kampung Lahar, Jitra which opened at 2 pm yesterday, is sheltering 73 people comprising 13 families.
If the fine weather persists, the flood victims may be allowed to return home today. — Bernama