Only four districts in Johor flooded as of 6pm, down from six

JOHOR BARU: Four districts in Johor are still flooded at 6pm on Monday (Jan 30) compared with six as of 8am on Monday (Jan 30).

In a statement, the state disaster management committee said the districts are Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Segamat.

It said the temporary relief centres (PPS) in Kluang and Tangkak were closed after flood victims returned home as the flood situation in their areas had improved.

"Batu Pahat has the highest number of flood victims with 899 people from 252 families seeking shelter at seven PPS," said the statement.

This was followed by Mersing with 825 people from 242 families at six centres; Kota Tinggi with 343 victims from 87 families at five PPS and Segamat with 92 people from 28 families at four centres.

There were four rivers of which one recorded the dangerous levels and three at warning levels.

The river was Sungai Endau in Mersing with 2.50m presently above the 2.20m dangerous levels; Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat at 8.91m warning levels (dangerous levels at 9.14m); Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok at 18.54m (dangerous levels at 18.60m) and Sungai Batu Pahat in Sembrong at 11.03m (dangerous levels at 12m).

Two roads were closed to all vehicles namely Jalan Tanah Abang in Segamat (at the first corner) due to a one metre of water level rising along the stretch and Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau following landslides in the area.

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

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

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