Floods: Situation in Batu Pahat improves as more evacuees allowed to return home

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in Batu Pahat is on a downward trend as the situation in the district continues to improve.

The State Disaster Management Committee said that as at 8am Tuesday (March 21), there were 6,740 people from 1,923 families housed at 43 temporary relief centres (PPS) in the district.

“This is an improvement from last night’s figure of 7,972 people at 8pm Monday (March 20).

“The PPS with the highest number of victims is SJKC Li Chun with 522 people and SK Seri Medan with 399 individuals,” it said in a statement here Tuesday.

The PPS with the lowest number of evacuees is at SK Seri Bertam, Yong Peng, with six people from one family.

Three water level recording stations have also reported a declining trends at three rivers in the district.

The rivers are Sungai Bekok (19.09m), Sungai Sembrong (11.07m), and Sungai Senggarang (3.23m).

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