Floods: Situation worsens in Johor as more victims displaced as of noon, Jan 29

JOHOR BARU: The ongoing rain in Johor has caused the number of flood victims to further increase from 2,511 at 8am to 2,687 at noon on Sunday (Jan 29).

The state Disaster Management Committee said as of noon, there were 33 temporary relief centres in operation in seven districts affected by the flood.

“The highest number of victims are from Mersing, with 973 people, followed by Batu Pahat (734), Kluang (422), Kota Tinggi (415), Segamat (123), Tangkak (15) and Muar (five).

“The centre with the highest number of evacuees is at Politeknik Mersing, with 353 victims from Kampung Che Wook and Kampung Sri Pantai,” it said in a statement.

It added that the water level in Sungai Endau, Mersing, has exceeded the danger level by 2.84m from the normal level of 2.20m.

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

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