Johor government deactivates disaster ops centre after flood situation improves

Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim (third right) visiting a temporary tent prepared for flood victims in the temporary settlement centre at  Sekolah Kebangsaan Mersing Kanan, in Mersing, January 15, 2018. — Bernama pic
Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim (third right) visiting a temporary tent prepared for flood victims in the temporary settlement centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Mersing Kanan, in Mersing, January 15, 2018. — Bernama pic

JOHOR BARU, Jan 15 — The Johor state disaster management committee has officially deactivated its disaster operations centre in the state.

The decision follows massive receding of flood waters in Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi, following the positive weather conditions earlier today.

Both Mersing and Kota Tinggi have closed all their temporary flood evacuation centres, leaving only Mersing with three centres open until further notice.

State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the state disaster operations centre was activated on January 10 at 8pm following rain and flash flooding in several districts of the state.

“As of today, the operations centre has been deactivated since 8pm.

“However, at district level we will still monitor the situation as Segamat still has three temporary flood evacuation centres open catering to a total of 74 people from 19 families,” he said in a statement tonight.

The Segamat district has reported some flash floods in Kampung Seberang Batu Badak, Kampung Pogoh Tengah and Kampung Tekam.

The three temporary flood evacuation centres that are still open in the district are in the Gemereh 4 Batu Badak community hall (60 people from 16 families), Kampung Pogoh Tengah community hall (ten people from two families) and the Kampung Tekam youth activity centre (four people from one family).

Earlier today, ten other temporary flood evacuation centres were closed at 7pm as improving weather conditions was reported statewide since Sunday.

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