The number of flood evacuees in Johor has increased, while a drop was recorded in Melaka and the situation remained unchanged in Pahang as of 8am today.
In Johor, the number of evacuees rose to 45,218 compared to 43,856 recorded at 8pm yesterday, with 174 relief centres still operating in six districts.
The state disaster management committee, in a statement, said Batu Pahat was the worst-hit district, with 38,134 at relief centres, followed by Muar (4,057) and Tangkak (2,424).
The water level at nine rivers still exceeds the danger level, including Sungai Batu Pahat at the Bekok Dam (Batu Pahat) at 19.79m, Sembrong Dam in Sungai Sembrong (Batu Pahat) at 12.01m, and Sungai Muar in Bukit Kepong (Muar) at 4.63m.
Eight districts in the state are forecast to have sunny skies this morning, while rain is expected in Mersing and Kluang.
In Pahang, the Social Welfare Department’s InfoBencana application reported that the flood situation remained unchanged with 1,804 people still housed at 12 centres.
Sungai Keratong is still above the danger level but on a declining trend, according to the website publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my.
In Melaka, the number of people evacuated in Jasin dropped to 448 from 117 families compared to 484 from 126 families recorded last night, all of whom are being housed at five relief centres.