Floods reported in JB and several Johor towns


Several areas in Johor have become flooded after continuous heavy rain including Lorong Mak Piah in Tebrau, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Several areas in Johor including Kota Tinggi, Mersing, Kluang and here have been flooded after two days of continuous rain.

State disaster management committee said 234 evacuees from Kampung Sentosa Damai and Kampung Sentosa Barat in Tebrau here are seeking shelter at the Dewan Muafakat Kampung Cahaya temporary relief centre (PPS).

It revealed that Kampung Bukit Dagang and Lorong Mak Piah were also affected and an evacuation process is underway, as of 2pm on Thursday (Jan 4).

Other areas that saw waters rising were Taman Aman and Taman Mawai in Kota Tinggi, where two PPS have opened to provide shelter to the victims.

“We are still collecting data of the total number of evacuees in Kota Tinggi and Johor Baru.

“At the moment, two PPS in Mersing are housing 52 victims from 11 families from Kampung Air Papan and Kampung Tenglu.

“One PPS is operating in Kluang to shelter 44 victims from 14 families in Kampung Contoh, Kahang,” the committee said in a statement, adding that the total registered evacuees in the four areas stood at 330 people.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said the Meteorology Department has issued a warning of continuous rain until Sunday (Jan 7).

“The situation might worsen in districts like Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kulai, Kota Tinggi and Johor Baru.

“Batu Pahat and Pontian are also expected to be affected by the heavy rain so please be careful and follow the instructions given by the authorities to ensure the safety of you and your family,” he added.

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