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More than 41,000 still at flood centres in four states

The majority are in Johor, where over 40,000 are at temporary relief centres.

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Tents fill a temporary flood relief centre in Batu Pahat, Johor, March 12. Photo: Bernama
Tents fill a temporary flood relief centre in Batu Pahat, Johor, March 12. Photo: Bernama

The number of flood evacuees housed at temporary relief centres in four states dropped slightly this morning to 41,154 compared to 41,994 last night.

In Johor, the number of evacuees dropped to 40,847 at 8am compared to 41,661 at 8pm yesterday.

The Johor disaster management committee (SDMC) said in a statement that 11,496  families were still taking shelter at 139 relief centres in the four affected districts.

"Batu Pahat remains the worst-hit district with 39,256 evacuees, followed by Muar (781 people from 226 families), Tangkak (576 people from 241 families) and Segamat (234 people from 63 families)," it said.

The water levels of four rivers in Batu Pahat were still above the danger mark, with Sungai Bekok at Bekok Dam registering 19.47m, Sungai Senggarang in Senggarang at 3.63m, Sungai Simpang Kiri in Sri Medan at 2.40m and Sungai Simpang Kiri in Parit Sulong at 2.05m.

Sungai Muar at Bukit Kepong in Muar was at 3.57m. 
 
In Melaka, the number of flood evacuees in Jasin dropped to 61 people from 14 families as of 8am, compared to 87 people from 20 families last night.

In Pahang, the SDMC secretariat reported that the number of evacuees at two centres in Rompin remained at 155 people from 54 families.

In Sarawak, the SDMC secretariat said the number of evacuees remained at 91 people from 18 families in Kuching as of 7am.

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