Malaysia – 1,000 Evacuate Flooded Homes in Johor

Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia‘s Johor State after flooding struck on 21 June

Flooding affected the districts of Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Kluang, and Tangkak. A total of 1,210 people from 288 families were evacuated to 18 relief centres as a result. The worst hit areas was Pontian, where 349 people from 85 families were evacuated.

More than 60mm of rain fell in 24 hours in several locations in the state on 20 June. Heavy rain was also reported in the capital, Kuala Lumpur , which recorded 119.0mm of rain in 24 hours to 20 June.

By late 21 June flood waters had already started to recede in Johor. However, authorities warned that the Bekok river at Bekok in Batu Pahat district was still above alert level (15.5 metres) standing at 16.15 metres as of 22 June.

Featured photo: Illustration only: Flooding in Johor, Malaysia, January 2018. Photo: NDMA