THE flood situation in Johor is improving with only 21,127 victims still taking shelter at temporary relief centres in two districts as of 8am, against 23,663 last night.
The State Disaster Management Committee said a total of 83 relief centres were still open in the two affected districts of Batu Pahat and Segamat.
“Batu Pahat is still the worst-hit involving 21,089 victims from 6,031 families in 81 relief centres.
“Meanwhile in Segamat there are still 38 victims from 13 families placed in two relief centres,” the statement said.
The weather in all 10 districts until this morning was reported to be clear and no rivers are at danger level. However, five roads are not fully open to traffic, with only heavy vehicles allowed to pass through.
“The roads are Jalan Parit Haji Arif/Sri Dayung near the Sri Dayung Bridge; Jalan Parit Jambi (Parit Jambi Bridge) and Jalan Haji Arif (Sri Medan Health Clinic).
“Also closed to light vehicles are Jalan Parit Warijo (the whole stretch) and Jalan Sri Bengkal (Kampung Sri Bengkal),” it added. – Bernama, March 18, 2023.