Northeasterly winds expected till Sunday
Strong north-easterly winds of between 50kph and 60kph, with waves as high as 4.5m, are expected in waters off Samui and north Condore until this Sunday.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, such weather conditions are dangerous to all shipping and marine activities, including fishing and ferry services.
Meanwhile, strong north-easterly winds of between 40kph and 50kph, with waves as high as 3.5m, are expected in waters off Tioman, south Condore, north Bunguran, northwest of Reef South, Reef North, Layang-Layang and west Palawan until this Sunday.
A similar weather forecast is also expected in waters off Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang during the same period and will also be dangerous to small boats, sea sport and recreational activities.
According to the Kota Tinggi district management secretariat, they were evacuated when Sungai Pemandi overflowed its banks and entered into houses in nearby low-lying areas since 4pm.
“A total of 556 people from 162 families were evacuated to the relief centre at Dewan Kolej Vokasional Kota Tinggi at 9.15pm, while 49 people from nine families were evacuated to the relief centre at Dewan SJKC New Kota,” it said. — Bernama
Floods: Parts of Kemaman and Hulu Terengganu affected
Two districts in Terengganu, Kemaman and Hulu Terengganu, are the latest areas to be hit by monsoon floods.
Currently, 14 temporary flood relief centres have been opened in three districts, namely 10 in Hulu Terengganu and two each in Kemaman and Setiu.
According to the Social Welfare Department's flood information portal, Hulu Terengganu recorded the highest number of flood victims, namely 411, followed by Kemaman (224) and Setiu (34).
Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) reported that water levels in some areas were still above the danger level and partly above the warning level.
Meanwhile, Terengganu State Education director Shafruddin Ali Hussin said the handing over of the Form 3 Assessment (PT3) results on Thursday (Dec 13) went smoothly throughout the state despite the fact that some routes leading to schools were flooded. Heavy rain since Wednesday (Dec 12) caused the floods. - Bernama