Johor Baru – The number of flood evacuees taking shelter at three relief centres (PPS) in Segamat here remains unchanged at 77 people from 24 families as of 8 am Sunday (16 Jan), Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) reported.

Bernama quoted the Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R.Vidyananthan as saying 74 victims were accommodated at the PPS in Sekolah Agama Gemereh while the rest were placed in Balairaya Gemereh, Batu Badak.

He said Dewan Serbaguna Jalan Genuang would be used if flood victims were placed under a Home Surveillance Order.

Vidyananthan advised residents living near Sungai Bekok, Bekok Dam in Batu Pahat, to remain cautious as the water level in the river is still on the alert level.

He added that the weather in the state is reported to be sunny including in the flood-hit districts. – New Malaysia Herald

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