JOHOR BAHRU, June 26 — A total of 43 people from seven families near here were evacuated to a temporary relief centre after their homes were affected by flash flood at noon today.
Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said all the victims from Kampung Sungai Kluang, Rengit, Batu Pahat were placed at the Kampung Parit Jalai temporary relief centre.
He said the evacuation efforts were jointly conducted by the Civil Defence Force, Village Security and Development Committee, Welfare Department, Irrigation and Drainage Department as well as Fire and Rescue Department.
“The flood waters of 0.6 metre high are due to overflowing tide waters after the wave breaker or dam burst and repair works are being carried out,” he said in a statement here tonight. — Bernama