Flood alert: More than 20 residents evacuated to relief centre in Kota Tinggi


JOHOR BARU: Some 22 residents from two villages were evacuated to a temporary relief centre in Kota Tinggi after their areas were hit by floods.

The victims were from Kampung Temenin Baru and Kampung Desa Makmur located about 43.8km and 64.6km from Johor Baru, respectively.

“Flood waters hit the two villages following a downpour that started on Saturday (May 4) at around 9.19am,” the state disaster management committee chairman said in a statement.

The victims from seven families are currently seeking shelter at the SK Bukit Lintang relief centre which opened at 12.30pm.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued continuous heavy rain and thunderstorm warnings for eight districts in Johor until 6pm on Saturday.

The districts are Batu Pahat, Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Kluang, Pontian, Mersing and Segamat.

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