More than 1,500 evacuated as floods hit 4 Johor districts

Flooding has hit Johor again following heavy rains since yesterday, forcing 1,591 victims in four districts to be evacuated as of 8am today.

The State Disaster Management Committee said it has opened 21 relief centres, including six in Segamat, Kluang and Johor Bahru, and three in Kota Tinggi. A total of 209 families in Segamat were affected by the flood, followed by 162 families in Kluang, 131 families in Johor Bahru and 32 families in Kota Tinggi,” he said in a statement, Bernama reported. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the ‘heavy rain’ is expected to continue in the state until tomorrow.

In Sarawak, 278 people have been displaced due to floods, the death toll is up from 127 who were evacuated last night. Six rescue centers have been opened in Kuching and Bau.

Meanwhile, a total of 464 people in Kota Marudu and Tongod, Sabah were forced to evacuate last night due to flooding.

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