FLASH FLOOD FORCES 59 FAMILIES TO BE EVACUATED

12 Jul 2013 11:19

LANGKAWI, July 4 (Bernama) - A total of 59 families involving 152 people from several areas in Langkawi were evacuated to two temporary relief centres following flash flood today. Until 5pm today, 43 families were evacuated to Dewan As-Syifa, Padang Matsirat while 16 families were evaucated to Sekolah Menengah Kedawang.

Langkawi Welfare Services officer Che Ahmad Che Noor said the flash flood caused by heavy rain since last night affected several villages in four mukims.

Among the affected areas were Kedawang, Temoyong, Kampung Belak, Ulu Melaka, Kampung Titi Chankung, Kampung Limbong Putra and Kampung Bukit Kemboja.

-BERNAMA ZI KAY ZUB