KUANTAN: Pahang's flood waters continue to recede with the closure of the only relief centre in Raub where nine victims from three families were allowed to return home at noon.
This led to the state's total evacuees dropping to 1,649 people from 422 families sheltered at 17 relief centres.
At 9am this morning, the state recorded 1,658 people from 425 families at 18 flood shelters in Pekan, Rompin, Kuantan and Raub.
State Civil Defence Force director Colonel Zainal Yusoff said the water level at Sungai Lipis at Batu Malim, Raub, is back to normal at 113.88m. The danger level is at 114.8m.
He said that Pekan still has the highest number of evacuees at 1,299 people from 326 families who are taking shelter at 11 relief centres.
"The centres are SK Sinar Mutiara with 375 victims; SK Permatang Keledang (322 people); SMK Peramu Jaya (119 people); SK Temai (93 people); SK Merchong Jaya (86 people); and Pulau Manis flood shelter (75 people).
"Other flood shelters are Kampung Lamir relief centre with 55 people; SK Sri Biram (73 people); the Tanjung Pulai Multipurpose Hall (39 people); SK Seri Terentang (46 people); and SK Acheh (9 people)," he added.
Zainal said that in Rompin, 294 people from 81 families are still being housed at four relief centres.
"The four are Balai Raya Setajam with 127 people; Leban Chondong public hall (67 people), SK Tekek (63 people); and the Kampung Pianggu Multipurpose Hall (37 people)," he added.
He said that Kuantan's flood situation also remained the same with 56 people from 15 families sheltered at two relief centres here.
"The relief centres are Sri Damai public hall with 29 people from nine families and Kampung Pahang public hall with 27 people from six families," he said.