More than 31,000 in 4 states evacuated due to floods

More than 31,000 in 4 states evacuated due to floods

More than 31,000 in 4 states evacuated due to floods
The number of flood evacuees in Johor rose to 28,486. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The number of flood evacuees in four states continue to rise, with 31,375 people currently housed in 241 temporary relief centres.

The number of flood evacuees in Johor rose to 28,486. There are now 198 flood relief centres operating in 10 districts, Bernama reported.

Johor state disaster management committee (JPBN) said that Segamat is the most badly affected, with 2,933 families evacuated to 70 centres; followed by Kluang (1,485 families, 37 centres); Kota Tinggi (761 families, 18 centres); Johor Bahru (366 families, seven centres) and Pontian (65 families, four centres).



In Muar, 650 families were placed in 13 relief centres; Kulai (167 families, three centres); Mersing (177 families, six centres) and Tangkak (335 families, 18 centres) as well as Batu Pahat (1,018 families, 22 centres), said the committee.

The Kota Tinggi public works department also closed 10 roads to all vehicles due to flooding. Similarly, in Mersing, district police chief Razak Abdullah Sani said two roads in the district were closed to all vehicles.

In Pahang 1,769 people are currently housed in 27 centres. Bera was the latest district to be hit by floods, with 29 evacuees housed in a relief centre. Rompin reported the highest number of evacuees, at 1,068 people in 13 centres, followed by Maran with 402 people in five centres.


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Another 106 evacuees are housed in two centres in Pekan, Jerantut (96 people, one centre) and Raub (68 people, five centres).



In Negeri Sembilan, the state welfare department (JKM) said a total of 1,042 people, from 290 families, were placed in 12 relief centres. Three roads were also closed due to flooding.

In Melaka, 78 people, from 20 families, were displaced. They are housed in relief centres in Jasin and Alor Gajah.

Meanwhile, in Sabah, all flood evacuees have been allowed to return home.

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More than 31,000 in 4 states evacuated due to floods


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