Johor opens 5 more relief centres as flood victims increase

Johor has opened five additional relief centres in the districts of Kluang, Segamat, and Kota Tinggi due to the increase in the number of flood victims. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 24, 2023.

THE number of flood victims in Johor has increased to 1,093 as of 4pm today compared to 422 victims recorded at 2pm, following continuous heavy rain since early morning. 

The state’s disaster management committee said five additional relief centres (PPS) have just been opened, totalling 13 PPS in the districts of Kluang, Segamat, and Kota Tinggi. 

“Segamat is the worst-hit district with 975 victims from 273 families that have been evacuated to eight PPS. In the Kluang district, a total of 75 people from 10 families were moved to four PPS whereas 43 residents from six families in the Kota Tinggi district were evacuated to a relief centre,” said the committee in a statement today. 

According to the committee, there are no roads in the state that are currently closed to traffic. 

Based on data from the Irrigation and Drainage Department, four rivers in Johor have passed the dangerous level with an upward trend — Sungai Muar (the river mouth of Sungai Gemas) at a level of 19.04m, Sungai Lenik (Ladang Chaah) at 6.4m, Sungai Segamat (Segamat Kecil) at 37.97m, and Sungai Kahang (Kampung Contoh) at 14.41m. - Bernama, January 24, 2023.  

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