Floods: Fewer victims at shelters in Johor on Saturday (Jan 8)

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims in the state has dropped to 3,872 people from 1,090 families as of 8am Saturday (Jan 8) compared to 4,496 people from 1,242 families at the same time on Friday (Jan 7).

Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said that good weather has continued to allow places previously affected by floods to slowly improve and evacuees allowed to return home.

“Segamat still has the most with 1,884 victims, followed by Muar (1,188), Tangkak (726) and Batu Pahat (74).

“There are currently 56 temporary relief centres (PPS) in operation, with 33 in Segamat, 11 in Tangkak, 10 in Muar and two in Batu Pahat,” he said in a statement here.

He also warned people in Mersing to be cautious following a storm warning issued by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).

“There are also five river locations that have dangerous level readings, namely Kampung Olak Sepam, Panchor and Liang Batu in Muar, Buloh Kasap in Segamat and Kampung Labong in Mersing.

“There are still 10 roads that are closed, with four in Muar, three in Tangkak, two in Segamat and one in Kota Tinggi,” he said.

The closed roads are Jalan Tekam-Pogoh, Jalan Durian Chondong, Jalan Muar-Labis (KM50), Jalan Muar-Labis (KM48) in Muar, Jalan Durian Chondong (KM1), Jalan Parit Cina, Jalan Pencu in Tangkak, Jalan Puting and Jalan Pogoh in Segamat, and Jalan Felda Bukit Aping in Kota Tinggi.