Johor floods: Situation improves, only 78 flood evacuees remain


JOHOR BAHRU: The flood situation has improved in Segamat, with only 78 residents remaining at three flood evacuation centres as of 8am this morning.

At 7pm last night, there were 111 flood victims, comprising 25 families, staying at evacuation centres at Balairaya Pogoh Tengah, Kompleks Penghulu Mukim Pogoh, Balairaya Batu Badak and Sekolah Kebangsaan Spang Loi.

"However, the weather has improved, and one of the four centres – Kompleks Penghulu Mukim Pogoh – is now closed," said state Environment and Health Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat.

As of this morning, the water level at two main rivers in the district – Sungai Muar Kampung Awat and Sungai Muar Buluh Kasap – are at 19.43 metres and 8.53 metres, respectively, below the danger level of 19.95 metres and 9.14 metres. -- Bernama