Number of flood-affected rises in Johor

The Star, 3 Dec 2013

JOHOR BARU: The number of flood victims statewide has risen to 1,452, with the hardest hit area being Mersing.

State welfare director Khadijah Abdullah said in Mersing alone, 14 flood relief centres have been opened.

“Other than Mersing, six flood relief centres have also been opened in Segamat, two in Kluang and one in Kota Tinggi,” she said when contacted Tuesday.

She added that a total of 354 families including children, babies and the elderly were being taken care of by welfare officers at the respective centres.