Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) chats with flood evacuees at the temporary flood evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Temai in Pekan January 7, 2018. — Bernama picKUANTAN, Jan 8 — The flood situation in Pahang has improved with only 397 residents remaining at 10 evacuation centres this morning compared to 418 last night.
According to the Social Welfare Department’s flood information portal, six of the centres were at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Temai (124 people), Balai Raya Kampung Menchupu (65), Kampung Pulau Manis (48), Balai Raya Kampung Tanjung Pulai (34), SK Acheh (28) and Balai Raya Kampung Tebat (two).
In Maran, 53 people are staying at Balai Raya Kampung Baru Pertanian (41) and SK Pesagi (12), while in Bera, 43 people are sheltered at SK Charuk Putting (24) and Masjid Kampung Mengkarak (19).
Meanwhile, 12 schools in two districts that were inundated and affected 1,922 students and teachers remained closed today.
State Education acting director Dr Tajuddin Mohd Yunus said eight of the schools were in Pekan and involved 1,568 students and pupils.
“The schools are Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Acheh, SK Kinchir, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Paloh Hinai, SK Mambang, SK Temai, SK Pelak, SK Pulau Manis and SK Belimbing,” he said.