Johor Fire Dept: Residents near Muar River alerted of potential flood


SEGAMAT: Residents across the Muar River on this district have been alerted to brace for any eventualities because the river water is now at hazard degree.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Zone 4 chief Rasidi Md Yunos stated regardless of the reportedly sunny climate in some districts, residents ought to be cautious of an sudden overflow of Muar River.

“Until now, there are nonetheless many non permanent evacuation centres (PPS) in Segamat that haven’t been closed as a result of the water degree of Sungai Muar continues to be at hazard degree, so these in unflooded areas could abruptly discover their homes flooded.

“The water of Sungai Muar will likely be surging downstream (with sturdy currents) at any time. Now, it goes down from Negeri Sembilan to Segamat and can circulate to Bukit Kepong to Kundang Hulu and on to the kuala (river-mouth),” he stated when met by reporters after main a mission to ship meals assist and boat boarding tools to the residents of Kampung Lubok Lanjut right here on Wednesday (Jan 5).

He stated consequently, the world round Kampung Lubok Lanjut would turn out to be one of the earliest areas to be inundated as a result of it’s near the higher reaches of the Muar River.

“The supply of Muar River is upstream in Negeri Sembilan, particularly Jempol, Kuala Pilah, Gemas, Tampin and enters Segamat, thus our benchmark for Segamat is the flood in Negeri Sembilan, so regardless that the climate is sunny on this district, we must be cautious,” he stated.

So far, a complete of 34 victims from seven households in Kampung Lubok Lanjut have misplaced their electrical provide as a result of the principle street that connects the three villages, particularly the village, Kampung Mensudut Lama and Kampung Batu 10, was flooded.

A survey by Bernama with JBPM in Kampung Lubok Lanjut this afternoon discovered that the village resembled an island as a result of their higher-elevated houses weren’t flooded.

Commenting on the mission, Rasidi stated his personnel are working with the Social Welfare Department (JKM) and the Health Ministry to supply meals assist and requirements, together with medicines.

Meanwhile, a resident, Wahida Wahid, 47, who was met on the PPS in Surau An Nur Kampung Lubok Lanjut stated she was very grateful for the assistance supplied by the Fire Department.

“I’ve six kids, and suffered a half-body stroke. Going anyplace is troublesome. Thank you to the hearth brigade for serving to quite a bit, together with delivering meals and medication for me and my household,” she stated.

Segamat continued to document the best quantity of flood victims in Johor with 3,340 evacuees from 905 households nonetheless housed at 42 PPS as of 4pm this afternoon. – Bernama

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