JOHOR BARU, June 28 — Nine people from two families in Kampung Spang Loi near Segamat were evacuated to a temporary flood relief centre after flash floods inundated their homes today.
State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said all the victims were sheltered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Spang Loi which was opened at 3pm.
“The area flooded due to Sungai Muar overflowing its banks at Buloh Kasap, Segamat,” he said in a statement here today adding that water from Sungai Kelamah in Negeri Sembilan contributed to the overflow in Sungai Muar.
Meanwhile, Ayub said 33 people from six families in Kampung Sungai Kluang, Rengit, near Batu Pahat were still housed at the Kampung Parit Jalal relief centre in Rengit this evening.
He said as of 6pm flood waters had not receded due to the high tide breaking the coastal embankment.
Works to repair the embankment were being carried out by contractors, he said. — Bernama