Flood situation in Johor improves with more evacuees returning home

JOHOR BARU: Flood situation in Johor is improving with the number of flood victims seeking shelter at temporary relief centres in the state reducing.

There were 1,106 people from 305 families as of 2pm on Wednesday (Feb 1) as compared with 1,373 victims from 378 families at around noon.

Three districts namely Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi and Mersing are still affected but the number of centres housing victims were down to 12 from 17.

“Batu Pahat has the highest number of victims with 919 people from 255 families at seven centres,’’ the state Disaster Management Committee said in a statement.

This was followed by Kota Tinggi with 97 people from 23 families at two centres and 90 victims from 27 families at three centres in Segamat.

It said Sungai Batu Pahat in Bekok hit the dangerous level at 18.71m from 18.70m, while Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat is at the warning level of 8.70m from the dangerous level of 9.14m.

“Two roads remain closed for all vehicles due to rising water levels and landslides," it said.

The roads are Jalan Tanah Abang (first corner) in Mersing and Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau in Kulai.

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