Floods: Victims at RPT Chepor appeal for help

IPOH: The flood victims from the Chepor Structured Village Plan (RPT) here are appealing for help to repair flood damage to equipment and homes.

While grateful for contributions from numerous quarters, especially in the form of food aid, many of the villagers say they are in desperate need of assistance in making vital repairs.

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Trader Ahmad Firdaus Majid, 46, when met by Bernama here, expressed his gratitude for the help received from many kind-hearted individuals, but said he really needed help repairing the damage caused by the floods.

Marliah Nadi, 72, who has been living in the area for more than 40 years, said she had never experienced such severe flooding before, adding that many of her household items were made of wood and had to be thrown away after being ruined by floodwater.

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“A lot (of items) had to be thrown away, almost a truck full,” she said.

The flooding had also left the electrical wiring of her home in doubtful condition.

“Electrical appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators still cannot be installed because I am worried about being electrocuted,” she said.

On Tuesday (Oct 4), dozens of residents in the area were forced to evacuate to the temporary relief centre at SK Sri Klebang due to flooding and were only able to return to their homes two days later. – Bernama