Floods: Number of victims in Johor is increasing


JOHOR BARU: The quantity of flood victims in Johor have continued to escalate from 1,827 individuals from 466 households at midday on Sunday (Jan 2) to 2,022 individuals from 512 households 4 hours later.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan stated the best quantity of victims is recorded at Kampung Tenang, adopted by Kampung Paya Lang and Kampung Jawa, all in Segamat.

“We have 267 victims in Kampung Tenang, 256 victims in Kampung Paya Lang, and 211 victims in Kampung Jawa.

“They are presently positioned at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kampung Tenang, SK Batu Anam, and Dewan Serbaguna Logah, respectively,” he stated in an announcement right here on Sunday.

He additionally added that, as of 4pm, a complete of 37 momentary aid centres (PPS) have been opened, with 34 PPS in Segamat, two PPS in Kota Tinggi and one PPS in Tangkak.

Five rivers in Johor have additionally recorded harmful ranges, particularly Sungai Kesang and Sungai Tangkak in Tangkak; Sungai Segamat, Sungai Lenik, and Sungai Muar (Buloh Kasap) in Segamat.

Sungai Kesang had risen to three.32m over the damaging stage of 3.00m, Sungai Tangkak is now at 4.39m from 4.00m, Sungai Segamat is at 9.19m from 9.14m, Sungai Lenik is at 6.03m from 6.00m, and Sungai Muar (Buloh Kasap) is at 9.24m from 9.14m.

There are additionally six roads which have been closed because of two floods, particularly Jalan Kampung Orang Asli Peta and Jalan Kampung Orang Asli Punan in Mersing; and Jalan Puting, Jalan Bukit Tempurung, Jalan Kuala Paya Balai Badang, and Jalan Tumang in Segamat.

Meanwhile, His Majesty Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, via his official Facebook account, knowledgeable that he had visited flood victims in Segamat.

Sultan Ibrahim had personally pushed to Sekolah Agama Gemereh, which homes 76 victims.

His Majesty has additionally handed over a private donation, other than spending a while with the affected victims.

“Due to the continual rain proper now, I hope that members of the general public might be additional cautious and comply with the order given by the authorities,” he stated.

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