Flood situation improves in Johor

johorbanjirJOHOR BAHRU: The flood situation in Johor is showing signs of slight improvement as the number of flood victims have dropped from 8,130 to 5,964 as at 10am today.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat, in a statement today, said all evacuation centres in four districts – Johor Bahru, Mersing, Batu Pahat and Kota Tinggi – have shut their doors.

At the same time, evacuation centres in the districts of Segamat, Tangkak, Kluang and Muar, still remained open although the number of centres in general have decreased from 73 to 66.

In Segamat, there are a total of 4,022 victims (1,070 families) at 47 evacuation centres, while in Tangkak, there are 1,490 victims (401 families) seeking refuge at 12 evacuation centres.

In Kluang, there are only nine flood victims (three families) at an evacuation centre while in Muar, there are 443 victims (125 families) seeking refuge at six evacuation centres.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Kelantan has not changed much with 360 victims still remaining at 11 evacuation centres as at 10am today.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s Infobanjir website, a total of 239 victims (59 families) in Kuala Krai are still seeking shelter at seven evacuation centres.

In Gua Musang, 78 flood victims (19 families) have taken shelter at two evacuation centres while there are 25 victims (five families) seeking shelter at an evacuation centre in Pasir Puteh.

In Tanah Merah, there are 18 victims (four families) seeking shelter at an evacuation centre.

Meanwhile, the ebanjir.kelantan.gov.my website revealed that water levels in Sungai Kelantan at Kuala Krai dropped to 25.30 metres from 25.67m last night, but is still above the danger level of 25m.

The water level in Sungai Golok, Rantau Panjang has risen above its danger level of 9m to 9.42m.