Thursday, December 22, 2011

His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar consent to visit two Flood Relief Centres in the district to see for himself how the evacuees were faring. The flood relief centres is at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Kencana in Machap and another is at Sekolah Agama Kampung Tengah. The Sekolah Agama Kampung Tengah in the Kluang district houses the largest number of evacuees, exceeding 800. Kluang is the worst-affected of five districts hit by floods, with the total number of evacuees at 12 centres standing at 2,154.

The sultan arrived at Sekolah Agama Kampung Tengah at about 2 pm and spent some time talking to the evacuees and enquiring about their welfare. He advised children not to play in the floodwaters. The National Security Council portal reported that as at 10 am today, the number of evacuees in Johor had dropped to 2,991 from 3,265 overnight.

Besides Kluang, the other districts affected by floods in the state are Batu Pahat, Pontian, Segamat and Kulaijaya.

picture from Bernama



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