Floods: Situation improves slightly in Johor, one relief centre closed in Kluang

Residents of Kampung Sungai Gajah in Batu Pahat using a boat to visit their flood-hit homes.

JOHOR BARU: The number or flood evacuees in Johor has seen a slight decrease with some 44,934 people seeking shelter at 173 temporary relief centres as at noon Friday (March 10).

The state disaster management committee said 284 people were able to return home over the past four hours as the flood situation improved.

"As of noon, the number of evacuees has dropped to 44,934 people compared to 45,218 just four hours ago.

"One relief centre has also been shut down in Kluang as the number of evacuees in the district went down from 86 at 8am to 56 at noon," the committee said in a statement.

It noted that Kluang has the least number of flood evacuees as of noon while Batu Pahat remains the district with the most victims.

"There are currently 173 temporary relief centres statewide, including 111 in Batu Pahat alone where some 38,135 people are seeking shelter.

"This is followed by Muar (3,432), Tangkak (2,073), Segamat (1,019), Mersing (219) and Kluang.

"As of noon, six districts have been experiencing rainy and gloomy weather. They are Johor Baru, Mersing, Pontian, Kluang, Kota Tinggi and Kulai.

"Meanwhile, the weather has been sunny in Muar, Batu Pahat, Segamat and Tangkak," it added.

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