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Flood victim Noorizam Punijan, 52, (third from left) with her daughter-in-law Nor Azlina Zaki, 26, her son Muhammad Syafiq Yusof, 29, and her two grandsons, nine-month-old Norsyafifah Muhammad Syafiq and Muhammad Syarifqi Muhammad Syafiq, two, at the temporary relief centre (PPS) in Dewan Kampung Baru Sungai Mas in Kota Tinggi, Johor, on December 15, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Number of flood evacuees drops to 369 in Batu Pahat

JOHOR BAHRU, March 24 — The flood situation in Batu Pahat has improved further with the number of evacuees dropping to 369 at 4pm from 419 at 8am today.

The Johor Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) said 50 victims at the SK Seri Medan and Dewan Orang Ramai Yong Peng relief centres were allowed to return home, after floodwaters receded.

“The flood situation is getting better, and a number of victims could go back to clean up their houses after the water subsided,” it said in a statement.

JPBN said five PPS are still operating, housing 105 families. The PPS are at SK Seri Medan (174 victims), Dewan Orang Ramai Yong Peng (114), Sekolah Agama Seri Comel (54), Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Hua Min (21) and Sekolah Agama Seri Bertam (six).

It said Sungai Bekok at Bekok Dam was still at the warning level with a reading of 19 metres, while the weather in all 10 districts in the state was reported to be rainy this afternoon.

— Bernama

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