Floods: Number of evacuees drops in Sabah, Johor

01/02/2023 12:13 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- The number of flood victims in Sabah and Johor still sheltering at relief centers decreased to 1,935 people as of tonight, according to their respective state disaster management committees (JPBN).

In SABAH, the state JPBN statement said the number of flood victims tonight at 12 relief centres still operating in three districts dropped sharply to 556 victims (from 165 families) compared to 1,641 (594 families) in the afternoon.

According to the JPBN, the headcount in Telupid district is 400 evacuees (113 families) at eight centres, Paitan with 111 people (40 families) at three centres and 45 people (12 families) at one centre in Lahad Datu.

Meanwhile, all the flood victims in Pitas district were allowed to return home and the relief centres at Dewan Kampung Kusilad and SK Pekan II were closed.

In JOHOR, the JPBN said flood victims in the state continued to decrease to 1,379 victims as of 8 pm compared to 1,525 victims recorded at 4 pm.

It said a total of 17 relief centres were still operating in the Batu Pahat, Mersing, Kota Tinggi and Segamat districts, adding that Batu Pahat still had the highest number with 919 victims, followed by Kota Tinggi (223), Mersing (147) and Segamat (90).




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