Floods: Temporary centre opened in Mersing for 25 Orang Asli families


JOHOR BARU: Mersing has opened a temporary relief centre (PPS) to house 25 Orang Asli families displaced by floods.

Mersing disaster management committee chairman Mohammed Shakib Ali said the Kompleks Taman Negara Endau-Rompin PPS in the district began operating at 6pm on Tuesday (Dec 26).

“As of 8am on Wednesday (Dec 27), the families with 83 evacuees from Kampung Orang Asli Peta are still seeking shelter at the PPS.

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“Continuous rain caused water to rise, also cutting off the road into the village. The road heading to Tenggaroh Timur has been closed off to all vehicles at the moment,” he said in a statement.

He added that the committee would continue monitoring the situation including at areas such as Pulau Tenglu, Kampung Air Papan and Kampung Sermin.

The Meteorology Department has forecast thunderstorms at districts such as Tangkak, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Pontian, Kulai and Johor Baru.

The department also issued an alert for continuous rain in Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi.

Meanwhile in Kulai, the water level at Sungai Siku near Kampung Murni Jaya is rising, nearing the dangerous level mark of 18.15m.

It is currently at 18.10m.

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