Floods: Number of victims rises in Johor, over 4,000 affected in Segamat

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JOHOR BARU: The quantity of flood victims in Johor has elevated with 5,923 individuals from 1,585 households affected on Tuesday (Jan 4) night time, up from 5,558 individuals from 1,505 households earlier in the day.

Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan stated the bulk of flood victims had been from the Segamat district with 4,311 individuals from 1,175 households taking shelter at 52 short-term reduction centres.

“Mersing has 540 people from 139 families at seven relief centres, and Tangkak with 601 victims from 137 families at 13 relief centres,’’ he said in a statement.

Vidyananthan said Kota Tinggi has 131 people from 38 families at two relief centres; 116 victims from 35 families at one relief centre in Kluang, Muar has 118 people from 32 families at four relief centres, while Batu Pahat with 102 people from 28 families at two relief centres.

He said six centres in Segamat were closed on Tuesday, namely Dewan Serbaguna Pekan Air Panas, Balairaya Kampung Sekijang, Sekolah Agama Gemereh, Dewan Serbaguna Sungai Gatom, Balairaya Kampung Usaha Jaya and Sekolah Agama Taman Pelangi.

“Three centres – one each in Tangkak, Batu Pahat and Kota Tinggi – were also closed today,” added Vidyananthan.

He stated the reduction centres had been Sekolah Agama Bukit Banjar, Tangkak; SK Semanggar in Kota Tinggi and SK Seri Sepakat Jaya, Batu Pahat.

Vidyananthan stated 4 rivers had been nonetheless at harmful ranges in Segamat, specifically Sungai Muar in Kampung Awat at 21.25m; Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap at 11.18m; Sungai Segamat in Segamat city at 9.28m and Sungai Lenik, Ladang Chaah at 6.28m.

“Sungai Muar in Kampung Olak Sepam, Muar at 2.37m and Sungai Kesang in Kampung Seri Maamor, Tangkak at 4.19m are additionally at harmful ranges,’’ he stated.

Vidyananthan stated 10 roads in Segamat remained closed – Jalan Kuala Paya Balai Badang, Jalan Putting, Jalan Jabi Kampung Bukit Tempurong, Jalan Tumang, Jalan Serakek, Jalan Tungku Tiga, Jalan Pogoh Kampung Limau Manis, Jalan Felda Medoi Surau Kampung Logah, Jalan Senai-Gemas (reverse Ajiya Glass manufacturing unit) and Jalan Felda Medoi on the Jalan Maharani intersection.

“Jalan Tanah Abang stretch in Segamat is barely accessible to heavy automobiles whereas solely gentle automobiles are allowed to go via Jalan Lingkaran Kahang Barat in Kluang as there’s a landslide in the world,’’ he stated.



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