Number of flood evacuees drops in Johor, rises in Sarawak

A car owner in Tabuan Dayak, Kuching tries to push her stalled vehicle to higher ground with the help of friends. The number of flood victims taking shelter at relief centres in Kuching rose to 241 from 68 families tonight. – The Malaysian Insight pic, March 18, 2023.

THE flood situation in Johor continues to improve as the number of evacuees housed at relief centres dropped further tonight.

The State Disaster Management Committee said as of 8pm, 19,041 people were still taking shelter at 75 centres, compared with 20,107 people at 77 centres at 4pm.

“Two relief centres were closed today, namely at Masjid Lapis Parit Bangas in Sri Medan and Sekolah Agama Seri Laksana in Semerah, both in Batu Pahat,” it said in a statement.

The committee said Batu Pahat still has the highest number of evacuees at 19,039 from 5,423 families. Segamat has two evacuees from a family.

All districts were reported to have a clear sky tonight, except in Muar, which was cloudy. Also, no rivers recorded a reading above the danger level.

IN SARAWAK, the number of flood victims relocated to relief centres in Kuching rose to 241 from 68 families tonight, from 160 people from 41 families in the afternoon.

The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat reported that 144 people from 31 families were taking shelter at the centre at Dewan Sinar Budi Baru and 97 people from 37 families at Dewan Stapok Batu Kawa. – Bernama, March 18, 2023.

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