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288 Families Evacuated As Several Areas In Johor Floods

288 Families Evacuated As Several Areas In Johor Floods

Akmal Hakim

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Several districts in Johor are experiencing floods.

Areas in Muar, Iskandar Puteri, Batu Pahat, Tangkak, Kluang, and Pontian are reportedly underwater as heavy downpours throughout the week had caused floodgates to burst and flash floods in low lying areas.

Keseluruhannya, sebanyak 83 keluarga terjejas dan 11 pusat pemindahan sementara (PPS) dibuka dengan lima dibuka di Muar yang mencatatkan jumlah mangsa tertinggi iaitu 192 orang daripada 41 keluarga.
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Though floodwaters in some areas have receded, authorities are still taking all necessary precautions as the water level in certain locations is expected to reach more than 2 meters due to unexpected weather conditions.

Some 1,210 people from over 288 families have been relocated to temporary evacuation centers (PPS) across the state.

As a safety measure during times of Covid-19, each household is being sheltered separately, instead of the usual mass camping-like PPS set up, to maintain social distancing.

Instead of being placed together in a crowd, in one large hall. Evacuees in Johor rare reportedly segregated into separate “classrooms” and spaces.
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Evacuees also underwent mandatory Covid-19 screenings and provided all they would need to keep themselves hygiene.

Reportedly there are four flood victims that are sick. But health checkups and review of their contact history show no reason to suspect them for having Covid-19.


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