JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in the state has gone up with over 7,000 people from 1,854 families now placed at 68 temporary relief centres (PPS) in eight affected districts.
Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the district with the highest number of victims is at Kluang with 2,527 people from 691 families, followed by Kota Tinggi with 2,029 people from 514 families and Johor Baru with 1,279 people from 313 families.
“As of 8am today, we have recorded 7,112 flood victims that are currently placed at 68 PPS all over the state.
“The PPS with the highest number of victims is at SMK Kahang with 505 people from Kampung Contoh, followed by SMK Sultan Abdul Jalil with 405 victims from Kampung Sembrong Dalam, Kampung Baru and Kampung SC in Kluang, ” he said in a statement here on Monday (Jan 4).
He added that the other affected districts are Kulai with 581 victims, Mersing (513), Pontian (347), Batu Pahat (71) and Segamat (65).
Vidyananthan also said that eight roads have been closed for all vehicles because of floods in three districts, namely Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi and Kluang.
The closed roads in Kota Tinggi are Jalan Sungai Sungai Sayong (FT093), Jalan Tun Sri Lanang (J245), Jalan Semanggar (J224) and Jalan Mawai Lama (J172).
While the closed roads in Kluang are at Jalan Jemaluang - Batu Pahat (FT050) at Section 131 and 122, and Jalan Kota Tinggi - Mersing (FT003) section 101.
There is only one closed road in Johor Baru at Jalan Haji Suhud near Taman Muhibbah.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert of dangerous heavy rain occurring in Mersing and continuous heavy rain in Segamat and Kluang.