Two districts in Johor recover from floods


JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor continues to see a gradual improvement as the number of districts affected went down from seven to five.

State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said the five districts which continue to be affected by floods were Kota Tinggi, Johor Baru, Kluang, Segamat and Pontian.

“As at 4pm on Tuesday (Jan 12), the number of evacuees in the temporary shelters has dropped to 3,392 from 3,472 at noon.

"Six more temporary shelters have been shut down. Thirty-four temporary shelters are still open in the five affected districts.

"The district with the highest number of evacuees is Kota Tinggi with 2,227, followed by Johor Baru (975), Kluang (97), Segamat (76) and Pontian (17)," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 12).

The two districts that have seen improvement are Kulai and Mersing.

The roads closed due to the floods are the Jalan Jabi - Bukit Tempurung road in Segamat, Jalan Kota Tinggi Kluang in Kluang and route J172 near Mawai Lama in Kota Tinggi.

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