Floods: 54 victims in Johor still in temporary shelters

JOHOR BARU: The number of evacuees due to flash floods in Johor has dropped to 54 people as of 8am on Wednesday (Oct 5), from 79 people the night before.

A statement issued by the District Disaster Management Committee stated that two relief centres (PPS) were still open in Pontian and Kluang to accommodate the victims.

The PPS in Kluang, at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Linau, which was opened last Sunday (Oct 2), now houses 22 victims, involving six families from Kampung Sungai Linau.

In Pontian, the PPS is at SK Melayu Raya, where 32 victims from Kampung Sri Gambut, Kampung Paya Embun, Kampung Melayu Raya and Kampung Sri Menanti are being given temporary shelter.

“The flash floods occurred following more than 10 hours of heavy rain from 10am last Sunday,” it said.- Bernama