Number of Johor flood evacuees reaches 4,000

Heavy rain is expected today in Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kulai, Kota Tinggi,and Johor Baru. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 25, 2023.

THE flood situation in Johor has worsened with the number of evacuees in the state rising to 3,967 people at noon, compared to 3,612 this morning.

The state disaster management committee said six more shelters were open, taking the total to 41 in five districts.

“Segamat is the worst-affected district, with 1,417 people evacuated to 16 relief centres, followed by Kluang with 1,191 in 11 centres,” the committee said in a statement.

In Kota Tinggi, 568 people have sought shelter at six relief centres, and in Mersing, 640 people are housed in four centres.

In Batu Pahat, 151 people are in two shelters. Two more centres were opened in Muar in preparation for floods.

The Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rain warning for Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kulai, Kota Tinggi,and Johor Baru.

It said Tangkak, Muar, Batu Pahat, and Pontian districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall today.

The water in three river has passed the danger levels and continues to rise. Sungai Muar has reached 19.13m, Sungai Segamat (Segamat Kecil) 37.55m, and Sungai Kahang (Kampung Contoh) 15.7m. – Bernama, January 25, 2023.

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