Floods: Number of victims in Johor climbs to 2,729 as of 4pm Jan 29

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in Johor increased to 2,729 as at 4pm Sunday (Jan 29), from 2,687 at noon.

The state disaster management committee said three temporary relief centres have been closed, two in Segamat and one in Muar, bringing the total number in operation to 30 in six districts still affected by floods.

“The highest number of victims are from Mersing, with 1,007 people, followed by Batu Pahat (771), Kluang (422), Kota Tinggi (422), Segamat (92), and Tangkak (15).

“The five victims previously placed at Balairaya Kampung Jawa in Muar were allowed to return home at 2pm today,” it said in a statement.

It added that the centre with the most evacuees is at Politeknik Mersing, with 353 victims from Kampung Che Wook and Kampung Sri Pantai.

The water level in Sungai Endau, Mersing, has exceeded the danger level by 2.75m from the normal level of 2.2m, it added.

There are two roads closed to all vehicles - Jalan Tanah Abang in Mersing due to floods and Jalan Sungai Tiram in Kulai due to a landslide.

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