Floods: Situation improving in Johor


More families are allowed to return home after the flood situation improved in Segamat, Johor.

JOHOR BARU: The flood situation in Johor has been improving steadily after more families were allowed to return home in the past 12 hours.

The total number of evacuees statewide stands at 36,086 people from 10,157 families at 8am Wednesday (March 15).

This is a drop compared to the 37,503 individuals from 10,625 families recorded at 8pm Tuesday (March 14), said the Johor disaster management committee.

“During that period of time, three temporary flood relief centres also closed.

“Currently, 35,849 evacuees remain at 110 temporary flood relief centres in Batu Pahat.

“This is followed by 111 evacuees in Muar, Segamat (102) and Tangkak (24),” the committee said, adding that the weather statewide has been fair since 12am Wednesday with no rain recorded.

The river levels are also seeing an improvement, said the committee, adding that the Bekok dam and Sungai Senggarang in Batu Pahat have dropped to 19.24m and 3.58m respectively.

However, they are still in the red zone as they are still past the dangerous threshold of 19.20m and 3.50m respectively.

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