Last updated Friday, August 22, 2014 01:02am

A child swims in the flood waters in Temerloh, December 7, 2013. — Reuters pic A child swims in the flood waters in Temerloh, December 7, 2013. — Reuters pic KOTA BARU, Dec 7 — The number of flood victims in Kelantan dropped to 1,796 in the evening from 1,937 this morning. 

According to the state government’s official portal, except for Rantau Panjang, all the flood relief centres in Kuala Krai, Machang, Tanah Merah and Pasir Puteh were completely closed due to the improving flood situation. 

In Rantau Panjang, all the victims from 664 families are temporarily housed at eight relief centres.

The water level in Sungai Golok, Rantau Panjang is receding with the reading at 9.98 metres as at 3pm today, still above the danger level of nine metres. 

The water levels in other rivers are also found to be receding with the weather in the state generally clear. — Bernama