Johor floods: 59 victims still at shelters


JOHOR BARU: Fifty-nine victims are still at two temporary flood shelters in Muar and Batu Pahat.

The victims from 16 families have been staying at the relief shelters since Monday (Nov 13) after their houses in Jalan Batu Pahat and Kampung Sungai Pulai, Muar were flooded.

The affected areas in Batu Pahat are Lorong Budin KM 31.5 Jalan Batu Pahat, Kampung Parit Khalil and Kampung Parit Samion, said Johor Civil Defence Department director Colonel Mat Zin Bujang.

He said the 37 victims from the villages were seeking shelter at the Dewan Pusat Khidmat Penyayang, Ayer Hitam until the floodwaters recede.

In Muar, SK Tanjong Tohor has been sheltering 22 victims from five families since 11pm Monday.

The floodwaters reached about 0.3m but the situation is manageable, Col Mat Zin said, adding that the authorities are working closely with various agencies to monitor the floods.

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