Flood situation improves in Perak, Malacca and Johor

IPOH: With some respite from rains, the flood situation in Perak Hilir, Malacca and Johor has showed signs of improvement while that of Selangor remained unchanged.

In Ipoh, Perak Hilir police chief ACP Goh Kok Liang said the number of flood victims sheltered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong and a multipurpose hall here dropped to 192 as of 9 am today from 278 yesterday.

They were 149 from 50 families from Kampung Batu 8, Changkat Jong and 43 from 11 families from Sungai Rambai.

Flood victims from Kampung Selabak returned home this morning, he said when contacted.
Several low-lying villages were inundated when Sungai Bidor overflowed since Saturday due to heavy downpour.

In MELAKA, the number of flood victims from the Jasin and Melaka Tengah districts has reduced to 102 as of 8 am today compared to 107 last night, said a state flood operations room spokesman.

He said 98 people from 21 families from Kampung Tehel were housed at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tehel while four people from two families from Kampung Jalan Tebing Tinggi were sheltered at the Demang Husin Hall in Bukit Katil.

In JOHOR, the number of flood victims has reduced to 1,846 as of 10 am today as 133 more victims returned home.

Another flood relief centre in the Batu Pahat, the worst affected district, has been closed, leaving 15 others in the state, including one in Kluang, open.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to visit flood victims sheltered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Comel and the Parit Yusof Multipurpose Hall in Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat this afternoon.

In SELANGOR, 1,820 flood victims from Sepang and Kuala Langat have taken refuge at two relief centres as of 8 am today, said a state operations room spokesman.

He said of them, 1,071 from 224 families were sheltered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Rancangan Tanah Belia Bukit Changgang while 749 from 194 families at the Mile 9 Multipurpose Hall, Jalan Kebun Baru.