GEORGE TOWN, Nov 8 — Twenty-eight flood evacuation centres remain open as at 8pm to shelter 3,736 people comprising 936 families.
The number of flood victims has decreased compared to 4,454 comprising 1,115 families, in the afternoon.
A police flood operations room spokesman said 2,722 people from 641 families were still staying at 14 cantres in Seberang Perai Utara, and 1,014 people from 294 families, at 14 centres at Seberang Perai Tengah.
The Lahar Yooi-Padang Menora road in Tasek Gelugor is now open to traffic, according to the spokesman.
In Kedah, the number of flood victims remains at 213 comprising 56 families, according to state Civil Defence director Lt Col (CD) Mohd Zul Khairi Shamsuddin.
Meanwhile, in Perlis, the state Islamic Religious Council has launched a flood aid mission to assist victims in Kedah and Penang.
Perlis Islamic Religious Council and Malay Tradition and Customs (MAIPs) chief executive officer Mohd Nazim Mohd Noor said the convoy contributed cash and essential items including medicines, worth RM25,000.
The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail who is also MAIPs president, handed the contribution to Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Perlis branch deputy chairman Mohd Isa Abdul Karim at Masjid Sematang Serdang, Simpang Empat here today. — Bernama