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Thursday December 21, 2006

Segamat and Kota Tinggi folks stranded by floods

FLOODS worsened in the southern states, with the main roads leading into Kota Tinggi and Segamat in Johor cut off by rising waters since morning. 

More than 45,000 people in Johor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Pahang have been evacuated. 

Some 200 Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) substations in Johor have been shut down, leaving over 3,500 premises without electricity. 

Railway services to the south have been cancelled until further notice. 

Certain areas in Segamat had their water supply cut off after three treatment plants were closed. 

According to the Meteorological Department, more downpours are expected over the next few days. 

SEGAMAT SUBMERGED: Heavy rain caused the Sungai Segamat and other rivers to overflow their banks, causing the town's worst floods since 1950s. Among the most badly affected areas are Taman Segar and Kampung Abdullah.--STARpic by GLENN GUAN
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