Floods: Over 600 more victims evacuated in Johor, three more relief centres opened

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in Johor increased to 1,703 from 469 families as of 8pm compared with 1,093 from 298 families at 4pm on Tuesday (Jan 24).

The state disaster management committee said the number of temporary relief centres (PPS) had also increased to 16 from 13 at the same time.

"The number of flood victims at all three affected districts has increased, with the highest being Segamat with 1,229 people, followed by Kluang with 300 people, and Kota Tinggi with 174 people.

"There are eight PPS in Segamat, with the highest number of victims evacuated at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tenang Labis, with 477 people from Kampung Tenang," it said in a statement here on Tuesday (Jan 24).

Three road closures had also been recorded, namely Jalan Senai-Gemas, Jalan Jabi-Bukit Tempurung in Segamat, and Jalan Ladang Siang in Kota Tinggi.

There were also four rivers that had reached the dangerous level (red), with two rivers reaching the warning level (orange).

"The dangerous level rivers are Sungai Gemas, Sungai Lenik, and Sungai Segamat in Segamat, and Sungai Kahang in Kluang.

"The warning level rivers are Sungai Muar and Sungai Labis in Segamat," it said.

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