Floods: Weather improves in Johor but many still displaced


Volunteers helping residents with post-floods clean up such as discarding damaged furniture in Yong Peng, Batu Pahat.

JOHOR BARU: The weather has improved but the floodwaters in four districts in Johor have yet to recede.

The Johor disaster management committee said while some families in Batu Pahat were able to return home earlier at 4am on Monday (March 13), the district remained the one with the highest number of evacuees in the state.

As of 8am on Monday, Batu Pahat recorded 39,256 evacuees from 10,966 families.

It was a drop from the 39,970 evacuees from 11,133 families recorded at 8pm Sunday (March 12).

“There are currently 40,847 people still seeking relief at 139 temporary flood relief centres in the whole of Johor.

“The areas affected include Parit Sulong, Parit Kassim, Taman Flora Jaya, Kampung Parit Bakong, Taman Permata, Taman Seri Berlian and Yong Peng in Batu Pahat; Kampung Baru Lenga, Kampung Jaya and Taman Kepong in Muar; Kampung Melayu Undang Badak, Kampung Pogoh Tengah and Kampung Serdang in Segamat.

“The weather has been fine so far with no rain reported,” the statement said.

It added that Muar has the second-highest number of flood evacuees with 781 people, followed by Tangkak (576) and Segamat (234).

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