Flooding in Johor: Worst flood in years I fear Chek Jawa & other shores in the north of Singapore will suffer

At least two fatalities have been recorded and millions of ringgit in losses to property and livestock. Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said Segamat, Johor Baru and Kluang were the worst-hit areas and the bad weather was expected to continue on until today. He said the rainfall was similar to the great floods which hit Johor on Dec 19, 2006. “Previously, the heavy rainfall was only detected in Segamat but now we are seeing the same situation in most parts of the state. “However we are more prepared now and we can open up 600 relief centres statewide if the need arises,” he said, urging the people to adhere to instructions given by the rescue personnel during evacuations. The water level in seven rivers in the state has shown marked increase and some were above the danger levels. Among the affected rivers are Sungai Muar, Sungai Bekok, Sungai Benut, Sungai Mengk...

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