Floods: Number of evacuees in Johor dips to 2,638 at noon, two PPS shut

JOHOR BARU: Johor recorded a slight decline in the number of flood victims as of noon on Monday (Jan 30) compared with the previous figures at 8am.

The State Disaster Management Committee said presently there are 2,683 people from 758 families seeking shelter at 29 temporary relief centres (PPS) in five districts.

The five districts affected by the flood are Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Segamat.

"There were 2,807 victims from 774 families taking refuge at 31 PPS as of 8am on Monday," it said in a statement.

One centre, each in Kluang and Tangkak were closed bringing the total number of operating centres in the five districts to 29.

The majority of victims were from Batu Pahat with 952 people from 270 families seeking shelter at eight temporary relief centres.

This was followed by Mersing with 830 victims from 243 families at six centres and Kota Tinggi with 459 people from 120 families at nine PPS.

"There are 350 victims from 97 families in Kluang at two centres and Segamat with 92 people from 28 families at four centres," the statement added.

Sungai Endau in Mersing already passed the dangerous levels at 2.58m from 2.20m; while Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat reached the warning levels of 8.94m from the dangerous levels of 9.14m.

Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok at 18.52m (dangerous levels at 18.60m) and Sungai Batu Pahat in Sembrong recording 11.03m from the dangerous levels of 12m.

Two roads are closed for all vehicles – Jalan Tanah Abang in Segamat at the first corner due to a rising of water level at one metre and Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau in Kulai due to landslides in the area.

Two roads in Mersing namely Jalan Belukar Juling and Jalan Endau Penyabong were only accessible for heavy vehicles as well as Jalan Mawai Lama (Rumah Burung) in Kota Tinggi.

On the other hand, Jalan Kahang Barat in Kluang was open for all types of vehicles although there were landslides along the slopes along the stretch.

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