Saturday January 13, 2018
09:19 AM GMT+8

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January 13, 2018
03:56 PM GMT+8

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An image of an area in Mersing that reported massive flash flooding and had caused parts of the district to be inaccessible to traffic. — Picture by Syed KhairulAn image of an area in Mersing that reported massive flash flooding and had caused parts of the district to be inaccessible to traffic. — Picture by Syed KhairulJOHOR BARU, Jan 13 ― The flood situation in Mersing, Johor has taken a turn for the worse with more people move to flood relief shelters (FRCs) as at midday.

The total number of evacuees stood at 627 people this morning as compared to 160 people last night. Two new FRCs were opened in Mersing.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat  in a statement here said 965 people from 266 families were now in seven FRCs in Mersing, as compared to six FRCs in the morning.

However, there was no change in the situation in Segamat with 97 people from 20 families at four FRCs .

Jalan Telok Arong in Mersing is still not passable due to a landslide and the authorities are rectifying the situation.

Motorists heading to Mersing-Endau can use Jalan Tanjung Resang-Jalan Mersing or Endau-Jalan Air Papan as alternatives.

In Pahang, the number of evacuees rose slightly to 1,457 people as at 9am as compared to 1,452 in the morning.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Kol (PA) Zainal Yusof said they are at 14 FRC in three districts, Pekan, Rompin and Raub.

Pekan still has the highest number of evacuees at 1,210 people in 10 FRCs while in Rompin, 238 people are in three FRCs (125 people last night).

Raub saw the number of evacuees rising from three in the morning to nine people at midday who are being sheltered at Masjid Jamek Kuala Semantan in Raub. ― Bernama

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