Rising flood in Johor,Pahang,Sabah and Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 — It was a soggy Christmas for some Malaysians, when rising flood waters forced over 2,700 to seek shelter at relief centres in Johor, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.
According to National Security Council figures, Johor was the worst hit with over 1,400 evacuees being housed in 25 relief centres in the state.

In Pahang, 946 people — mostly from the Endau Rompin area — had sought refuge from rising flood waters, while 351 did so in Sabah.

Water levels at Sungai Muar in Johor were reportedly above the danger mark at two points: Bukit Kepong and Buloh Kasap. Other rivers in the state — Sungai Bekok, Sungai Muar, Sungai Simpang Kiri, Sungai Senggarang, and Sungai Lenik — were now over warning levels.

Over in Sabah, a spokesman from the Sandakan Municipal Council said residents were being evacuated from Kampung Gum Gum as a precaution, with the area expected to be inundated soon.

In Sarawak, seven families were moved after floods hit several low-lying areas in the Samarahan Division yesterday, after heavy rain over the past two days and very high tides, said a spokesman of the state operations room.


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