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Pontian latest Johor district hit by floods

There were 323 flood victims in the state last night compared to 296 in the afternoon.

Bernama
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Flood victims sit at a temporary relief centre in this file picture.
Flood victims sit at a temporary relief centre in this file picture.

Pontian became the latest district in Johor to be hit by floods yesterday, taking the number of flood victims in the state to 323 as of 8pm compared to 296 in the afternoon.

The Pontian district disaster management committee (JPBD) said in a statement that flood evacuees had been placed at seven temporary relief centres (PPS) including a new PPS opened at 5.50pm at SK Melayu Raya with 17 victims.

"In Kulai district, the Kampung Baru Sengkang multi-purpose hall is housing 139 victims, the Kampung Murni Jaya hall has 76 victims, and the Kampung Ithnin Maarof main hall in Kluang is sheltering 34 victims.

"In Segamat, three PPS are housing 57 evacuees with 39 at the Kampung Batu Badak town hall, four at the Kampung Kuala Paya town hall, and 14 at the Tasek community hall," it said.

Meanwhile in Selangor, according to the Social Welfare Department's (JKM) InfoBencana website, the number of flood victims dropped to 395 from 95 families compared to 538 from 133 families yesterday afternoon.

The flood victims are being housed at six PPS in Klang and Kuala Selangor.
 
Selangor Civil Defence Force (APM) director Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said in a statement that APM teams were also monitoring each district, especially in the 307 flood hotspot locations identified in the state.

In Kelantan, the number of flood victims continued to rise, with a total of 1,681 from 552 families at 8pm compared to 1,520 from 494 families in the afternoon.

JKM said that all of the flood victims were seeking shelter at seven PPS in the Pasir Mas district.

According to data via https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my/, Sungai Kelantan in Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, has recorded readings exceeding the warning level of 9.75m.

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