Only two road closures and one river breaching dangerous levels in Johor as flood waters recede further

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

JOHOR BARU, Feb 2 — The flood situation in Johor continued to improve today, with only one river at dangerous water levels and two roads closed to motorists.

Johor State Secretary Tan Sri Azmi Rohani said there were 977 displaced flood victims from 273 families housed in 10 temporary relief centres (PPS) statewide as of 8am.

The number of evacuees had not changed much from 8pm yesterday, where there was a total of 976 displaced people recorded from Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kota Tinggi.

Azmi, who is also the state Disaster Management Committee chairman, added that Batu Pahat is the worst affected district, with a total of 873 people from 247 families housed in six PPS.

“However, the situation In Segamat has improved with only 63 flood victims from 20 families, placed in three PPS.

“This is followed by Kota Tinggi where a total of 41 flood victims from six families placed in only one PPS," he said in a statement on the state’s daily flood situation today.

The Public Works Department has also advised motorists in Mersing that the first stretch of Jalan Tanah Abang is still closed due to rising water levels.

Jalan Sungai Tiram-Ulu Tebrau in Kulai will remain closed to all vehicles due to landslide hazards.

Azmi said that Sungai Bekok in Batu Pahat is only one river in the state where waters are still dangerously high.