Downpour triggers flash floods in Raub, six evacuated

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RAUB: Six people from three families were forced to evacuate their homes in Kampung Kuala Semantan here, when heavy rain triggered a flash flood early this morning.

The 2.02am incident forced the victims to seek shelter at the Masjid Kuala Semantan relief centre.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Colonel Zainal Yussof said they received a call about the flood from a member of the public at 2.02am.

He said they dispatched a three-man team, with the backing of a three-man police unit, to the inundated village to assist in evacuation.

"The rain has stopped, but the water level has not yet receded (as of 8.50am)," he said.

Zainal added that details of the incident have been relayed to the district Welfare Department for further assistance.