KUALA LUMPUR: The number of evacuees in the three states hit by floods has dropped slightly with 42,909 still at 234 relief centres as of 8am today.
In Johor, the number of victims has dropped to 39,620 in nine districts, from 40,129 yesterday. Sixteen relief centres were closed last night.
According to the state disaster management committee, the flood situation in Segamat was improving, but there was an increase in the number of evacuees in Batu Pahat, Muar and Tangkak.
In Batu Pahat, there were still 22,209 flood victims, followed by Muar (5,094) and Segamat (4,036).
The floods in Johor have claimed five lives so far, with the latest involving a woman reported missing after her car was swept away by floodwaters in Mersing. Her body was found inside her vehicle yesterday.
In Pahang, the state disaster management committee reported no change in the number of flood victims in the state, with 2,684 from 766 families still at relief centres.
A total of 2,671 were being housed at 18 relief centres in Rompin and the remaining at another centre in Maran.
In Melaka, the number of flood victims increased slightly to 605 from 593 at 8pm yesterday. They were taking shelter at five relief centres.