Floods: Number of evacuees in Johor remains unchanged, Batu Pahat still has the most

JOHOR BARU: The Batu Pahat district has the most flood evacuees in Johor with 879 victims from 246 families at seven temporary relief centres (PPS).

This is followed by Mersing with 823 people from 241 families seeking shelter at six centres and Kota Tinggi with 344 victims from 87 families at five PPS.

“Segamat has 92 people from 28 families at four centres in the district,’’ the state Disaster Management Committee said in a statement Tuesday (Jan 31).

The statement said the number of flood victims at the four districts still flooded namely Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Segamat remain unchanged.

It added there were 2,138 victims from 602 families at 22 centres in the four districts which remained unchanged from 8am to noon on Tuesday (Jan 31).

The water levels at three rivers are at the warning levels with Sungai Endau in Mersing at 2.12m (dangerous levels at 2.20m); Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat at 8.85m (dangerous levels at 9.14m) and Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok, Batu Pahat at 18.57m (dangerous levels at 18.60m).

Two roads remain closed to all vehicles – Jalan Tanah Abang in Segamat (at the first corner) due to rising water level and Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau in Kulai because of landslides in the area.

Only heavy vehicles are allowed to pass through two roads namely Jalan Belukar Juling and Jalan Endau Penyabong, both in Mersing and Jalan Mawai Lama (Rumah Burung) in Kota Tinggi.

“Jalan Tanjung Sedili in Kota Tinggi is only accessible for light vehicles,’’ said the statement.

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