Floods: Number of evacuees in Johor drops to 1,379 as of 8pm on Jan 31

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood evacuees in Johor has declined from 1,525 victims from 419 families as of 4pm to 1,379 people from 378 families at 8pm on Tuesday (Jan 31).

All victims are currently seeking shelter at 17 temporary relief centres (PPS) in four districts namely, Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Segamat.

"Batu Pahat district has the highest number of victims with 919 people from 254 families at seven centres," the state disaster management committee said in a statement.

Kota Tinggi has the second highest number of evacuees with 223 people from 59 families at four PPS followed by Mersing with 147 victims from 38 families at three centres.

"There are 90 people from 27 families housed at three centres in Segamat district," it added.

The water levels at two rivers have reached dangerous levels, namely Sungai Endau in Mersing at 2.20m and Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok, Batu Pahat at 18.60m.

The water level at Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat is at the warning level at 8.81m (dangerous level at 9.14m).

Two roads remain closed to all vehicles – Jalan Tanah Abang in Segamat due to rising water level and Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau in Kulai following landslides in the area.

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