31 Jan '11, 2am

2 people have died and nearly 29,000 evacuated after widespread flooding hit Johor

2 people have died and nearly 29,000 evacuated after widespread flooding hit Johor

Voters being taken by boat to a polling station on Jan 30, 2011. Several days of heavy rain has left much of the area flooded. -- PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION/ANN JOHOR BARU - TWO people have died and 28,932 were evacuated to 200 centres statewide by 11am on Monday as continuous rain in the past few days flooded many parts of Johor. Segamat, Johor Baru and Kluang were the worst-hit areas and the bad weather was expected to continue on Tuesday, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman on Monday. All of Segamat is cut off by floodwaters. It is an island. Police said no one can get in or out of the town as the roads to Muar, Johor Baru and Kuala Lumpur are under water. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has disconnected electricity supply to Segamat. Its substations have been switched off as a safety precaution. A TNB spokesman said Monday that it was a common procedure duri...

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