371 families at 13 Johor flood evacuation centres this morning

JOHOR BARU, Jan 15 — Thirteen flood evacuation centres are currently operating to shelter 1,360 people from 371 families.

State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said as at 8am, 103 people from 22 families are staying at four centres in Segamat; 1,225, from 342 families, in eight centres in Mersing; and 32, from seven families, at one centre in Kota Tinggi.

The affected areas in Segamat are Kampung Seberang Batu Badak, Kampung Pogoh Tengah and Kampung Tekam while in Mersing District, Kampung Tenglu Besar, Kampung Air Papan, Kampung Baru Jemari, Kampung Sungai Muka Dua, Kampung Orang Asli Labong, Kampung Air Merah and Kampung Benaung.

The affected area in Kota Tinggi was Kampung Perepat, said Ayub in a statement today.

He said the floods had also disrupted road communication for two families from Kampung Batu 7 Jementah, Segamat and 183 families from Kampung Peroh, Kampung Pucor, Kampung Sedohok and Kampung Berasau in Kluang.

Landslips has also rendered inaccessible, two routes — the federal road linking Johor Baru to Kuantan, Pahang and state road linking Telok Arong to Tanjung Resang, Endau and Penyabong.

As an alternative, residents intending to go to Mersing or Kuantan or from Mersing to Johor Baru are advised to use Jalan Jemaluang— Nitar Utama and those to Tanjung Resang, Endau and Penyabong, via Jalan Tanjung Resang-Jalan Mersing/Endau-Jalan Air Papan. — Bernama

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