Floods: Situation improves in Johor as number of evacuees drop below 3,000

JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor is improving with the number of evacuees now dropping to below 3,000.

The state Disaster Management Committee said that the number of victims at the relief centres statewide has gone down to 2,446 as of noon on Saturday (Jan 28) compared to 3,480 at 8am.

"Eight relief centres have been closed in the past four hours while one has been opened in Muar.

"Currently, we are still updating the number of flood evacuees in Muar.

"The number of relief centres operating now stands at 28," it said in a statement here.

On Friday (Jan 27), all flood victims in Muar had been able to return home after the flood situation in the district improved.

It added that the number of evacuees in Mersing, which was the district that was hit the worst, had also dropped.

"Currently, there are 796 victims in the six relief centres in Mersing compared to 1,818 previously.

"This is followed by Kluang with 735 victims at four relief centres, 418 victims at eight relief centres in Kota Tinggi, 380 victims at four relief centres in Batu Pahat, 102 victims at four centres in Segamat and 15 victims at one relief centre in Tangkak," it said.

The committee also said that most districts in the state were still experiencing rainy and gloomy weather as of noon.

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