JOHOR BARU: Close to 1,000 flood victims at temporary relief centres across the state are allowed to return home after floodwaters receded in several areas.
As of 4pm on Tuesday (Jan 5), the number of flood evacuees recorded a drop from 5,499 at noon to 4,518 four hours later.
Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said that a total of 13 centres have also been closed, leaving only 40 open.
“Kota Tinggi remains as the district with the highest number of victims at 2,372, followed by Kluang at 1,352, Mersing at 525, Segamat (94), Johor Baru (72), Batu Pahat (71) and Pontian (32)," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (Jan 5).
The figure shows a drop in the number of victims in Kota Tinggi, Kluang, Segamat and Pontian, while the number of victims in Mersing, Johor Baru and Batu Pahat remains the same.
Meanwhile, roads that are closed are Kota Tinggi - Mersing, Jalan Lok Heng, Jalan Tai Hong, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, Jalan Mawai Lama and Jalan Kampung Kelantan in Kota Tinggi; Jalan Haji Suhud in Johor Baru and Jalan Nitar Utama in Mersing.
The number of flood-related deaths also remain at three during press time.