News:Three states hit by floods again

The Star, 3 Dec 2012

JOHOR BARU: Johor, Negri Sembilan and Selangor have been hit by floods again with the number of victims reaching 150 people.

According to the National Security Council’s flood news portal, Negri Sembilan has the highest number of evacuees at 71 people, followed by Selangor with 58 victims and Johor with 21 victims.

The portal said the affected area in Negri Sembilan was Kampung Jimah Lama in Port Dickson with SRK Jimah Lama being used as an evacuation centre.

In Selangor, the affected areas are Jalan Kebun and Bukit Changgang in Kuala Langat with Dewan Genting Sanyen as the evacuation centre.

In Johor, the portal said the victims were from Kampung Spang Loi and Kampung Awat in Segamat, and they were housed in the areas’ two community halls.

State Welfare Department director Khadijah Abdullah said the situation in the district was improving.

She said the victims were given food supplies from the department’s food storage depot located in Muar.

The Drainage and Irrigation Department has urged residents in some areas in Perak, Negri Sem­bilan, Johor and Pahang to be on alert as the water levels of the rivers in the states have exceeded the warning levels.

The areas involved are around Sungai Plus in Kampung Lintang, Kuala Kangsar in Perak, Sungai Rembau in Titian Bintangor, Rembau in Negri Sembilan, Sungai Muar in Buloh Kasap, Segamat in Johor and Repas Dam, Bentong and Sungai Triang and Bera in Pahang.