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Over 47,000 flood victims still at relief centres

More than 45,000 of them are in Johor.

Bernama
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The names of flood victims seen written on a card attached to a tent at an evacuation centre in Kota Tinggi, Johor.
The names of flood victims seen written on a card attached to a tent at an evacuation centre in Kota Tinggi, Johor.

More than 47,000 flood evacuees are still sheltering at temporary relief centres (PPS) in three states, with Johor recording the highest number as of 8am today.

In Johor, the number of evacuees increased to 45,048 people this morning compared to 42,852 last night, although the floods have started to recede in some districts.

According to the state disaster management committee (SDMC), Batu Pahat is the worst affected district with 35,099 people relocated, followed by Muar with 4,094 and Tangkak with 2,436.

It also said that floodwaters in several districts such as Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Segamat, are receding.

A total of 10 rivers are still above the danger level, including Sungai Batu Pahat at the Bekok Dam (Batu Pahat) at 19.94m; Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap (Segamat) at 9.30m and Sungai Muar in Bukit Kepong (Muar) at 4.96m.

The weather in the state is expected to be sunny today.
 
In Pahang, the SDMC secretariat reported that the number of flood evacuees remained at 2,248 people from 659 families this morning, placed in 15 PPS around Rompin.

According to the website publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my, Sungai Keratong in Rompin was still above the danger level this morning.

In Melaka, the number of evacuees in Jasin dropped to 523 people from 141 families this morning compared to 557 victims from 149 families last night, all of whom are at five PPS.

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