Selangor Journal
A general view of tents used by flood victims at a temporary relief centre (PPS). — Picture by BERNAMA

Pontian latest district in Johor hit by floods

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — Pontian became the latest district in Johor to be hit by floods yesterday, taking the number of flood victims in the state to 323 people as of 8pm, compared to 296 this afternoon.

The Pontian district disaster management committee (JPBD) in a statement said that flood evacuees were placed in seven temporary relief centres (PPS) including a new PPS opened at 5.50pm at Sekolah Kebangsaan Melayu Raya with 17 victims.

“In Kulai district, the Kampung Baru Sengkang Multi-Purpose Hall is housing 139 victims, Kampung Murni Jaya Hall has 76 victims, while Kampung Ithnin Maarof Main Hall in Kluang is sheltering 34 victims.

“While in Segamat, three PPS are housing 57 evacuees with 39 at the Kampung Batu Badak Town Hall, Kampung Kuala Paya Town Hall (four) and Tasek Community Hall (14),” the statement read.

Meanwhile in SELANGOR, according to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) InfoBencana website, the number of flood victims dropped to 395 victims involving 95 families compared to 538 (133 families) yesterday afternoon involving six PPS in Klang and Kuala Selangor.

Selangor Civil Defence Force (APM) director Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said in a statement that APM teams were also carrying out regular monitoring in each district, especially in the 307 flood hot spot locations identified in the state.

In other developments, the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) through a Facebook post said that any complaints regarding drain cleaning to ensure the water drainage system is in good condition throughout Selangor can be submitted to KDEB Waste Management via Whatsapp number 019- 2742824.

In KELANTAN, the number of flood victims continued to rise, as of 8pm yesterday night, to a total of 1,681 people from 552 families compared to 1,520 people from 494 families in the afternoon.

JKM said that all flood victims were seeking shelter in seven PPS in the Pasir Mas district.

According to data via https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my/, Sungai Kelantan in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas recorded readings exceeding the warning level of 9.75 metres.

— Bernama

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