11 December 2018, Tuesday | 10:48pm

Much of Segamat flooded after two days of continuous rain


An aerial view of Kampung Seberang Batu Badak in Segamat after two days of continuous rain.—Picture courtesy of Segamat Disaster Management Committee

JOHOR BARU, Jan 11 — Segamat district remains flooded following continuous rain in many parts of the state for the past two days.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said as at 7am today, 31 people from 10 families from Kampung Seberang Batu Badak were evacuated to a relief centre.

“Last night saw the addition of one male joining the 30 people at the temporary flood relief centre at the Batu Badak Gemereh IV community hall,” he said.

Ayub said most of the evacuees’ homes were affected by the overflow of Sungai Muar, Segamat.

“It is still raining in the affected areas this morning and the district Civil Defence Force, which is part of the district disaster management committee, will continue to monitor the situation,” he said, adding that they will also be updated periodically by the Meteorological Department.

Checks at 7am this morning also showed that the river water levels in Kampung Awat and Ladang Chaah in Segamat have breached danger levels.

The Kampung Awat station recorded 18.97m level which is above the 18.95m danger level, while the Ladang Chaah station showed 6.00m which is at the danger level.

Both the areas are part of the seven district water level stations under the state’s telemetry system for recording water levels.


Source: TheMalayMail/ http://bit.ly/2qRMLYX

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