A total of 46 victims were safely evacuated to a temporary shelter last night.
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Kampung Iboi became the ground zero of a massive debris flood disaster in July which caused three deaths. The village has been hit by floods for the fourth time yesterday evening (4 October).
According to New Straits Times, Iboi Welfare Organisation chairman Dr Syuhaimi Zakaria said hours of heavy rainfall at noon resulted in the floods that started about 5pm.
Kedah Civil Defence Force (APM) said 10 houses in the village were affected around 8pm. As of 11pm, they managed to shelter 15 families in the temporary shelter at Surau Ittafaqiah.
Berita Harian reported that villagers from Kampung Padang Empang were also brought to the shelter, bringing the total number of victims at the shelter to 46.
Villagers in Mukim Siong, Baling, and Pulai are advised to be careful and vigilant when there’s heavy rain and flooding.
They’re also reminded not to wait but to evacuate immediately if they see the river swell with water.
The water level at Sungai Kupang is gradually receding but the weather remains gloomy. The water level at Sungai Ketil is still within safe levels but nearby villagers are advised to evacuate if the water enters their homes.
Other areas experiencing floods too
Aside from Kampung Iboi, several villages in other states are facing floods as well.
About 50 villagers from Kampung Cheh, Kampung Senduk Hulu, Kampung Bukit Cempedak and Kampung Changkat Ibol in Bukit Gantang, Taiping, were also caught in a flash flood yesterday evening.
Over in Terengganu, 9 university students were trapped by a water surge at a popular picnic spot at Lata Ulu Kelabu, Setiu, around 5pm yesterday.
The group, aged 23 to 24, were rescued by a team of policemen and firefighters.