Floods: Situation improves in Johor

JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor is improving with the number of victims seeking shelter at the temporary relief centres (PPS) declining in the past 24 hours.

There are 2,138 people from 602 families at 22 centres as of 8am on Tuesday (Jan 31) compared with 2,757 victims from 774 families at 8am on Monday (Jan 31).

“Nine centres have been closed in six districts affected by floods bringing the total number of them to 22 from 31,’’ the state Disaster Management Committee said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 31).

It said the four districts still affected by floods are Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Segamat.

Batu Pahat has the highest number of flood victims with 879 people from 246 families at seven PPS followed by Mersing with 823 victims from 241 families at six centres.

“There are 344 people from 87 families at five PPS in Kota Tinggi and 92 victims from 28 families at four centres in Segamat,’’ the statement added.

There are four rivers of which one has recorded dangerous levels and three at warning levels.

The river is Sungai Endau in Mersing with 2.38m presently above the 2.20m dangerous level; Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat at 8.87m warning levels (dangerous levels at 9.14m); Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok at 18.56m (dangerous levels at 18.60m) and Sungai Batu Pahat in Sembrong at 11.01m (dangerous levels at 12m).

Two roads remained closed to all vehicles - Jalan Tanah Abang in Segamat (at the first corner) due to a rising 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 are only accessible for heavy vehicles as well as Jalan Mawai Lama (Rumah Burung) in Kota Tinggi while Jalan Tanjung Sedili also in Kota Tinggi is only opened only for light vehicles

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