The group comprising 50 adults and 12 children were relocated to Dewan Syifak in Padang Matsirat.
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Langkawi has been experiencing floods since Sunday and the number of flood evacuees has risen to 62 as of noon today (19 October).
Free Malaysia Today reported that all 62 flood evacuees have been relocated to Dewan Syifak in Padang Matsirat, a temporary relief centre, yesterday.
Langkawi civil defence force officer Ahmad Shahfikri Darus said the group comprised 50 adults and 12 children.
Some of the affected areas in Langkawi include:
- Kampung Teluk Yu
- Kampung Sungai Itau
- Kampung Kilim
- Tanjung Rhu
- Kampung Tua
- Kampung Pasir Hitam
- Kampung Telaga Ayer Hangat
- Tabika Kemas Pasir Hitam
- Jalan Kelubi
- SK Pulau Tuba
- Jalan Penarak
- Kampung Belanga Pecah
- SK Seri Lagenda
- Simpang Tiga Nyior Cabang
- Kampung Padang Gong
- Jalan Kedawang
Banjir Taman Awam Teluk Yu Langkawi .. 😌 pic.twitter.com/v2Bi6sYxAP— jijiee malaya (@khairulazizi75) October 16, 2022
Mahathir flew to Langkawi amid flood concerns
On 17 October, Dr Mahathir Mohamad headed to Langkawi over flood concerns and to observe the current situation on the ground. He urged everyone to be careful during this monsoon season.
I hope residents and visitors to Langkawi will be alert and avoid getting themselves into danger.Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a Twitter video.
Prior to this, Dr Mahathir, who is 98 years old this year, announced that he’s seeking another term as Langkawi MP.
He has warned that climate change could cause severe flooding this year and holding elections during the flood season could lead to loss of life.