More than 3,000 evacuated to flood relief centres in Johor

The number of flood victims evacuated in Johor increased to 3,265 as of 8pm last night, albeit fears of rising water levels.

The increase was due to precautionary measures taken by the authorities to avoid any mishap to those living in high risk flood prone areas.

Though there have been no fatalities due to floods in Johor, the authorities have taken precautionary measure to avoid such incidents and ordered those at high risk areas to evacuate their homes and move to relief centres.

A flood victim from Kampung Sungai Linai, Simpang Renggam, Siti Zubaidah Basiron, 46, when met said she and her family had to evacuate and take shelter at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Linau (SKSL) due to heavy rain for the past two days.

“Though the flood situation was not very bad compared with previous years, we decided to shift as a safety measure,” said Siti.

According to the National Security Council portal’s 8pm report, 41 relief centres were opened, comprising 23 in Kluang, Segamat (5), Kulaijaya (3), Batu Pahat (4), Pontian (4) and one each in Kota Tinggi and Johor Baharu.

Among areas hit by floods in Kluang were Kampung Isnin Maarof; Kampung Tengah Renggam; Kuil Ketchumi; Kampung Seri Maju Jaya; Kampung Haji Hasim; Kampung Chokro; Mengkibol; Kampung Muhibbah; Kampung Sungai Linau; Kampung Parit Hassan; Kampung Bentong; Kampung SC, Kampung Baru, Kampung Tengah; Perumahan Rakyat Yap Tau Sah; Kampung Mengkibol; Kampung Kolam Air; Kampung Berasau; Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Peroh; Kampung Punchor; Kampung Sri Cahaya; Kampung Contoh; Kampung Bt 4 Paloh; Kampung Melayu Mardi and Kampung Haji Nor Md Amin. In Segamat, Kampung Batu Badak, Kampung Paya Dalam, Kampung Spangloi Kampung Usaha Jaya, Kampung Poloh were affected while SK Bandan, Kampung Parit Haji Kamisan, Kampung Parit Khalil and Taman Sri Kota were flooded in Batu Pahat.

In Pontian, Kampung Kayu Ara Pasong, Kampung Parit Ramunia, Kampung Parit Yassin, Kampung Tampok, Kampung Lapis Tampok, Kampung Sri Gambut and Kampung Paya Embun were reported be flooded while Kampung Laut in Skudai, Johor Bahru; Kampung Sungai Besoi, Kampung Murni Jaya, Kampung Sungai Siam in Kulaijaya and Kampung Sungai Berangan in Kota Tinggi were all affected.

Those seeking information on floods can surf the www.mkn.gov.my website at contact the State Flood Operations Room at 07–2908012.

– Bernama