Floods: Number of evacuees down slightly in Johor

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  • Saturday, 04 Mar 2023

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood evacuees in Johor has seen a slight drop of 67 people as of noon on Saturday (March 4) compared to four hours ago.

The State Disaster Management Committee said as of 12pm, there were 37,258 evacuees at the 240 temporary relief centres in nine flood-hit districts.

"There is a slight drop in the number of people affected by the floods as of noon compared to 8am where there were 37,323 evacuees.

"However, two more relief centres have opened at Batu Pahat following an increase of evacuees in the district," it said in a statement here.

It added that Segamat remains as the worst hit district with some 12,900 evacuees seeking shelter at the 77 flood relief centres.

"The number of flood victims in Segamat has dropped slightly from 13,358 but it remains as the district with the most number of evacuees.

"This was followed by Batu Pahat with 7,830 evacuees, Kluang (5,285), Muar (3,278), Kota Tinggi (3,282), Tangkak (2,661), Mersing (964), Johor Baru (699) and Pontian (358)," it said in a statement here on Saturday.

The statement also noted that all districts in Johor has been experiencing rainy and gloomy weather throughout the day on Friday and as of noon of Saturday.

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