Flood alert: Relief centres in Batu Pahat, Pontian shut as waters recede

JOHOR BARU: The SMK Seri Gading flood relief centre in Batu Pahat has officially ended its operations after the remaining 11 families seeking shelter there were allowed to return home.

According to the Johor Civil Defence Force, the centre, which had been operating since Sept 14, closed down at about 6pm Friday (Sept 23).

"The remaining 44 individuals from 11 families who were seeking shelter at the centre have been able to return home after the flood water receded," it said in a statement.

The statement added that those seeking shelter from the centre were residents of Taman Sri Panchor, Kg Sengkuang, Kg Baru Sri Gading, Pekan Seri Gading and Kg Seri Tanjung.

It also noted that another flood relief centre in the Pontian district was also closed down on Friday (Sept 23), at about 10am.

"All 13 victims from two families in Pontian that were seeking shelter at SK Kampong Sawah have also been able to go home," it said, adding that the victims are from Jalan Kurnia and Kampung Maju Jaya.

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