Selangor Journal
A boy is seen cycling in flood water in Kampung Pasir, Johor Bahru on December 1, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Number of flood evacuees drop slightly in Johor and Pahang

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — The number of flood evacuees at 76 relief centres in Johor and Pahang dropped to 9,215 this afternoon from 9,780 recorded at noon today.

According to a report on the latest flood situation issued by the National Disaster Command Centre, National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), there are 7,714 evacuees at 53 relief centres in six districts of Johor comprising 4,471 evacuees accommodated at 26 relief centres in Kota Tinggi, 1,716 in Johor Bahru at 12 centres,  1,308 in Kluang at nine centres, 107 in Segamat at four centres as well as 90 in Kulai and 22 in Pontian at one centre each.

In Pahang, the number of evacuees taking shelter at 23 relief centres in three districts dropped to 1,501 compared to 1,549 at 23 centres at noon comprising 11 PPS each in Pekan and Rompin plus one relief centre in Maran.

Meanwhile, observations at the Drainage and Irrigation Department Telemetry Station show that several rivers are at danger levels, including Sungai Johor in Kota Tinggi and Kulai as well as Sungai Endau in Kluang.

In Pahang, Sungai Pahang in Maran, Bera, Pekan, Kuantan and Sungai Rompin (Rompin) are also at the danger level and so are Sungai Perak in Hulu Perak); Sungai Arau in Arau, Perlis: Sungai Terengganu in Hulu Terengganu and Sungai Batang Sadong in Kuching, Sarawak.

The report also said 56 roads were closed due to floods, damaged or collapsed bridges and landslides.

The roads affected by the floods include Jalan Serengkam and Jalan Kampung Serangkam-Bak Bak in Maran, Pahang: Jalan Johor Bahru-Endau, Kota Tinggi in Johor and Jalan Bukit Jugra in Kuala Langat, Selangor.

— Bernama

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