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Heavy Rain Forecasted to Last Till 5 Jan, Johor & Pahang Flooded

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Source: BERNAMA & Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS


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Floods in Johor are affecting seven districts, with the number of flood victims rising to 6,248 in seven districts as of 11.30 am today (3 January 2021), updated by the Johor State Executive Councillor, as reported by BERNAMA.

Furthermore, according to Johor State Health and Environment Committee chairman R.Vidyananthan, Mersing and Pontian were the latest flood-affected districts, apart from Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru, Kulai and Batu Pahat.

R.Vidyananthan added that 28 more temporary relief centres (PPS) had been opened, namely two in Mersing, one in Pontian, 19 in Kluang, 14 in Kota Tinggi, 13 in Johor Bahru, five in Kulai and two in Batu Pahat, bringing the total number of PPS to 56.

The Jalan Johor Bahru-Kota Mersing has been closed to all types of vehicles after it was inundated with 0.2 m of water.

Meanwhile, the KM198 LPT1 Highway from Gambang heading to Sri Jaya in Pahang is affected by rising river overflows, all lanes in both direction are now blocked.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has also issued a bad weather warning for several areas in Johor and Pahang today (3 January 2021). Continuous heavy rain is expected in Terengganu, Pahang and Johor until 5 January 2021.

Heavy rain is also forecasted in several areas in the Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, Johor and Sabah states.

Please stay safe and stay tuned for more updates.

Also Read: Watch: Abnormally High Tide Hits Terengganu Beaches Causing Massive Erosions

Source: BERNAMA


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