Floods: Number of evacuees in Johor rises slightly to 2,757

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in six districts in Johor has risen from 2,593 people from 731 families on at 4am Monday (Jan 30) to 2,757 people from 774 families as at 8am.

A statement released by the State Disaster Management Committee said evacuees are currently seeking shelter at 31 temporary relief centres (PPS) in six districts.

“The districts affected by floods are Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Mersing, Segamat and Tangkak," said the statement.

The eight centres in Batu Pahat currently house 946 victims from 266 families, three centres in Kluang with 422 victims from 117 families and Kota Tinggi with 453 victims from 117 families.

Mersing’s six PPS are sheltering 829 people from 243 families, while there are 92 victimes from 28 families at four centres in Segamat and the one PPS in Tangkak with 15 people from three families.

The statement also said Sungai Endau in Mersing has recorded a dangerous level at 2.90m from 2.20m, while three rivers are at the warning level.

The rivers are Sungai Muar in Segamat at 8.95m (dangerous level at 9.14m), Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok at 18.52m (dangerous level 18.52m) and Sungai Batu Pahat, Sembrong at 11.05m (dangerous level at 12m).

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