Malaysia: Monsoon rains batter southern states

The Star 24 Jan 17;

PETALING JAYA: Strong north-east monsoon winds are bringing heavy rain to the southern states of Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor, too.

East coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are also experiencing heavy rain due to the monsoon.

According to the Meteorological Depart­ment, the strong monsoon winds have carried rain across the east coast states to several districts in Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor which has resulted in heavy rain.

As of 5.15pm yesterday, Infobanjir website recorded a rainfall intensity of “very heavy rain” of more than 90mm rainfall in Jasin and “heavy rain” between 30mm and 60mm rainfall in Sg Duyong and Batu Hampar in central Malacca.

In Negri Sembilan, several areas recorded heavy rain in Tampin while Palong Sembilan in Jempol recorded very heavy rain, amounting to 62mm.

In Johor, several areas in Segamat recorded over 110mm in rainfall with Bandar Segamat having 163mm. Muar also experienced very heavy rain.

Certain parts of other districts in Johor also experienced heavy rainfall.


Floods strike Johor, 250 in three districts evacuated
AHMAD FAIRUZ OTHMAN New Straits Times 24 Jan 17;

SEGAMAT: Non-stop heavy rain since Sunday night has led to flooding in Segamat, Tangkak and Johor Baru districts. As of 10pm last night, almost 250 flood victims in three districts were relocated to six temporary relief centres.

The floods were caused by rising waters at Sungai Segamat in Kampung Batu Badak, Sungai Juaseh (Labis) and Sungai Tiram (Johor Baru), which overflowed and inundated low-lying areas.

Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said evacuation centres which were opened yesterday are Balai Raya Kampung Melayu Raya, Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Bukit Tunggal, SJKC Ai Chun Tenang Station, Balai Raya Kampung Gelang Chincin, Ulu Tiram and Balai Raya Kampung Melepang.

"A total of 159 victims from 29 families from Kampung Lembah Bakri, Labis, have been placed at SJKC Ai Chun, Tenang Station, while another 50 victims from Kampung Paya were placed at the Ulu Tiram temporary relief centre.

"Another 11 victims from a single family were relocated to a temporary relief centre which was opened at 10pm, and 18 victims from seven families were placed at Dewan Kampung Bukit Tunggal.

"In Tangkak, four victims from one family were relocated to a temporary relief centre at Balai Raya Kampung Melepang," said Ayub.

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