Floods: 4 planes loaded with essential items off to Malaysia's east coast

Floods: 4 planes loaded with essential items off to Malaysia's east coast
One of the badly hit areas in Kelantan, where rain has abated after heavy flooding in the past fortnight. Tens of thousands of people have been driven to shelters, where they remain amid fears of new floods. Many residents are not taking any chances and are stocking up on food supplies.

SUBANG: Four aircraft loaded with essential items have flown Wednesday to help the flood victims in the east coast.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the planes, comprising two King Air Bea Craft 350 and two Cesla Caravan 208, left the Redland Aviation Services hangar in Subang for Kota Baru at about 10.30am.

"They are expected to arrive about an hour after taking off.

"Each of the planes are carrying 2,700kg of food and essential items," he told reporters.

Khalid added that the supplies would be accepted by Kelantan police chief Deputy Comm of Police Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman.

"After Kelantan, we are going to Pahang, followed by Terengganu.

"We expect to head to Pahang Thursday," he said.

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