Selangor Journal
Some of the flash flood victims who were placed at the temporary relief centre (PPS) at SMK Seri Gading, Batu Pahat, on September 14, 2022. — Picture via FACEBOOK/SMK SERI GADING

Number of evacuees in Batu Pahat drop to 236

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 16 — The number of flash flood victims in Batu Pahat dropped to 236 as of 8pm tonight compared with 263 evacuees recorded at noon today.

The District disaster management committee said the 69 families affected were housed at a temporary evacuation centre in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Gading here.

All evacuees are residents of Taman Sri Panchor, Kampung Sengkuang, Kampung Baru Sri Gading, Pekan Sri Gading and Kampung Seri Tanjung, said the committee.

Flash floods hit the five locations following continuous heavy rain from 1.30am to 5.30am, on Wednesday, coupled with the high tide phenomenon.

— Bernama


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