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Situation in Terengganu restored, last relief centre closed at 2 pm

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 11 — The situation in two districts affected by the floods in Terengganu has been restored with the closure of 17 relief centres today after all the evacuees returned home.

Head of the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, Lieutenant Colonel (PA) Che Adam A Rahman said four relief centres in Kemaman and Dungun were the last to close at 2 pm today.

“However, residents in Terengganu should continue to be cautious because the Northeast monsoon will only ends in March.

“The Meteorological Department has also issued a warning of strong winds, rough seas and hide tide phenomenon until Jan 14. Therefore, residents should always be alert of any weather change at their place,” he added.

The first wave of flood hit Terengganu last Nov 17 to 19, followed by the second wave from Nov 23 to Dec 2.

The third wave started midnight on Dec 2 and lasted until Dec 9, with the fourth from Dec 17 to 23.

The last round of flood started last Jan 3, affecting more than 13,000 people in the districts of Kemaman, Hulu Terengganu, Dungun and Besut.

Source: BERNAMA

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