Flood Watch: Jeli
Posted on November 30, 2008
Today we visited the District of Jeli in Kelantan, which is one of the hardest hit by Saturday’s flood. Although the sudden surge of water due to heavy raining during the wee hours of Saturday had subsided, but there are still more then 200 families taking refuge at 3 Evacuation Centre in Jeli. 68 families are taking shelter in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ayer Lanas, 111 in Kebangsaan Lubuk Bonggor and 35 families in Sekolah Kebangsaan Kalai.
According to Tuan Haji Serpudin Bin Mohamad, Jeli’s District Officer, condition in the Evacuation Centres is within control and all the basic requirements are there. Coordination within the relevant authorities is satisfactory.
State Exco, YB. Dato’ Husam Musa, accompanied by The Director of State Welfare Department handed over cash and rice to each families who are still taking shelter at the centres. This episode of flood is the first wave of what anticipated by many as what going to be one of the ‘bigger’ flood. Most kampong folks are saying that a big flood this year based on their observation will hit Kelantan.
Above Pic – YB. Dato Husam helping himself to lunch at the Evacuation Centre. Below Pic – Dr. Rosli, Special Assistant to Dato’ Husam and Mohd Nor Yahya of Harakah.Right (In Green Jacket) Tuan Haji Mohd. Apandi Mohamad, former MP of Jeli witnesed the handing over of rice by Dato’ Husam
Some of the elements are still not there such as the strong wind and heavy rain in the mountain area. While the weather is relatively good in Jeli today, the coastal areas are experiencing the opposite situation.
Kickdefella also collected RM400 from the readers and the money has been passed to YB. Husam, the Chairman of State Finance, Economic Planning and Welfare Committee to be distributed to those who need it.