Thursday, January 6, 2011

Classes at two schools in Kuantan halted due to floods

KUANTAN: Classes were cut short for more than 2,000 students from two schools here after water level rose to knee-deep high following heavy downpours for the last two days.

About 900 pupils from SK Pelabuhan were instructed to go home at about 10am when water level began rising. Their parents were informed and some of them, who were working, took time off to fetch their children.
Students of SMK Pelabuhan were also allowed to leave school early. Its principal Noraini Md Salleh said the students were given the option of either going home early or continuing classes until 2.30pm.
“However, many left before the classes was over at 2.30pm,’’ she said.
The heavy downpours also caused certain roads to be closed to light vehicles after water level rose to 0.5m.
A state police operations room spokesman said the areas affected were km18 of Kuantan-Terengganu bypass near Aspa Cottage and the km24, km25 and km26 stretches near Bukit Penggorak.
As of 4.30pm, the roads were still closed to light vehicles. The spokesman also said 61 people from Kampung Seberang Balok and Kampung Palas Chendor in Kuantan were evacuated to two community halls in Balok and Chendor.
Related Stories:
Floods strike three Terengganu districts, Kelantan braces for third wave
No major damage to flooded schools
Five Kelantan schools to reopen today as water subsides
TheStar, Thursday January 6, 2011


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