Floods: 1,646 people evacuated to shelters from Segamat and Tangkak


SEGAMAT: A complete of 1,646 people from 425 households have been evacuated from their houses in Segamat and Tangkak for the reason that steady rain began final Friday (Dec 31) evening.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan stated that as of 8am on Sunday (Jan 2), a complete of 28 momentary reduction centres (PPS) had been opened with 27 PPS in Segamat and one PPS in Tangkak.

“The most affected space is at Kampung Baru Gemas, Taman Gembira, Taman Wira, and Taman Bintang, with 274 people from 70 households, adopted by Kampung Tenang, with 267 people from 73 households in Segamat.

“All of the victims had been positioned at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Tah Kang and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tenang,” he stated in an announcement right here.

He additionally shared that 5 rivers had recorded harmful ranges – Sungai Kesang close to Telok Rimba, and Sungai Tangkak close to Kampung Seri Makmur, in Tangkak; and Sungai Segamat close to Bandar Segamat, Sungai Lenik close to Ladang Chaah in Segamat, and Sungai Muar close to Buloh Kasap in Segamat.

Sungai Kesang had risen to 3.28m over the harmful stage of three.0m, Sungai Tangkak was now at 4.17m from 4.00m, Sungai Segamat was at 9.45m from 9.14m, Sungai Lenik was at 5.93m from 5.50m, and Sungai Muar was at 8.74m from 8.53m.

Four roads in Mersing had additionally been closed, specifically Jalan Kampung Orang Asli Peta, Jalan Kampung Orang Asli Punan, Jalan Bangas Kampung Simpang Loi, and Jalan Puting.

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