Johor Floods: Abang Salleh Earns Praise For Selfless Act
Chaah is badly hit, access cut off turning the town into an island.
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The phrase “not all heroes wear capes” rings true especially in times of disasters and hardships. A great example of this went viral on social media recently.
A video on TikTok showed the brave act of one “Abang Salleh”, who was willing to battle the unforgiving current of floodwaters at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Chaah in Johor to pick up food supplies for victims.
In the video, it is evident that he fought hard to stay afloat and not get swept away by the strong current.
The video is one of many being shared across social media of the flood situation in Johor right now. Continuous rainfall led to water rising in several parts of the state, leading to the activation of evacuation centres.
One town that is badly hit is Chaah which reports say has “turned into an island” as access roads have been flooded.
This made it difficult for agencies such as the Fire and Rescue Department to reach flood victims, as reported by The Star.
The cry for help from the victims in Chaah Town has reached social media.
According to Assistant Fire Commissioner Mohd Rizal Buang who is the Johor Fire and Rescue department acting director, most of the cry from help pertaining to the current flood situation came from Chaah.
He said his team received many calls from families stranded in the area.
For the stranded victims, they have no other choice but the stay calm and patient as they wait for help to arrive.
Mohd Rizal stated that they are joined by teams from Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, and Negri Sembilan, as well as the 60-member and officer-strong Smart (Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team) in the rescue operations.
The Johor Fire and Rescue team itself has 300 men, as reported by The Star.
The floods in Johor have already claimed a life.
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