Two relief centres opened in Johor Bahru for 136 flash flood victims


JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) A total of 136 individuals from 62 families in two areas in the district were forced to be evacuated to temporary relief centres (PPS) after their homes were inundated by flash floods on Saturday (Sept 4).

The Johor Bahru District Disaster Management Committee said that it received a report on flash floods at Kampung Laut Batu 10 and Lorong Aris Batu 8 1/2 in Skudai at 7.30 pm.

"Thirty-three people from Kampung Laut Batu 10 were housed at the PPS in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (C) Kuo Kuang. Meanwhile, 103 individuals from 29 families from Lorong Aris Batu 8 1/2 were sent to the PPS at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Skudai,” it said in a statement on Sunday

The statement also said the weather is clear currently and the situation would be updated from time to time.

Prior to this, three PPS were opened in Johor on Thursday (September 2) to shelter flash flood victims in Johor Bahru and Pontian following heavy rain.

The three PPS were gradually closed on Friday (Sept 3) and the last yesterday after the flash floods in the two districts receded.

But Johor Bharu was again inundated by flash floods and the residents in the two areas were relocated to the two PPS on Saturday. - Bernama

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