01 Jan '18, 9pm

Floods hit #Johor more than 300 people evacuated

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The number of flood victims in Johor has risen to 371 people as at Tuesday (Jan 2) morning, said the authorities, with most of those affected from the Mersing district. State Health, Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said that 95 families had been evacuated from their homes as at 6am on Tuesday. “Mersing is currently the worst hit with 337 people seeking shelter at seven flood relief centres,” said Datuk Ayub. Another 34 flood evacuees are at relief centres in the Kota Tinggi district. Meanwhile three primary schools in the Kluang district were affected by rising floodwaters. Roads leading to two schools - Sekolah Kebangsaan Ladang Mutiara and Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Sedohok - were cut off by the floods on Tuesday morning, while Sekolah Kebangsaan Punan was completely shut down, said Mr Ayub. The...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/floods-hit-three...

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