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Johor Underwater: Flood Updates (4th Jan 2021)

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The heavy downpour in Johor since the 1st of January 2021 has seen a large part of Johor being flooded. Here are the number of evacuees, affected districts and road closures reported as of 4th January 2021, Monday.

Number of Evacuees:

Number of evacuees in eight flood-affected districts in Johor has increased to 7,112 from 1,854 families since 1st January 2021, compared to 6,391 on 3rd January 2021.

Johor State Health and Environment Committee Chairman R.Vidyananthan said that 68 PPS had been opened, namely 20 in Kota Tinggi, Kluang (19), Johor Bahru (10), Mersing (6), Kulai (5), Segamat (3), Pontian (3) and 2 in Batu Pahat.

Kluang recorded the highest number of flood victims at 2,527 people, followed by Kota Tinggi (2,029), Johor Bahru (1,279), Kulai (581), Mersing (513), Pontian (347), Batu Pahat and Segamat, 65 each.

Road Closures:

Vidyananthan said that three sections of the road in Kota Tinggi were still closed to all types of vehicles, namely Jalan Sungai Sayong in Jambatan Sungai Sayong, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang in Paddy Kota Tinggi and Jambatan Jalan Semangar, while Jalan Mawai Lama was only accessible by heavy vehicles.

In Johor Bahru, Jalan Haji Suhud Taman Muhibbah was still closed after the bridge collapsed, while in Mersing, Jalan Jemaluang-Batu Pahat and Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing were only heavy vehicles, he said.

“Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing in Ladang Pak Loh as well as Jalan Batu Pahat-Kluang at Sekolah Menengah Kahang is closed to light vehicles. Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing at Pertubuhan Peladang Negeri Johor and Hock Huat are still closed to all vehicles,” said Vidyananthan.

Meanwhile, there were old images from other locations that were deemed to be the current Johor’s flood situation making rounds in social media that has caused panic and misinformation of the current situation.

Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ministry has warned the public to not viralise old pictures, videos of past floods and create panic.

Share information sensibly and stay safe.


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