Floods in Johor
Update! Dec 22nd – 7.00pm
Update! Dec 22nd – 6.30pm
I have just been informed that last night the dam in
Segamat burst Pahang “overloaded”, forcing mass evacuations . I have unconfirmed reports of deaths in Kampung Jawa, a few people trapped in cars trying to get away and of a baby dying after 2 days spent on a roof waiting for evacuation. The baby’s mother survived. Will update as soon as I get more information. So far none of the mainstream media have reported any deaths but I have found one site which mentions 6 deaths. Please remember these are unconfirmed reports as far as the officials sources are concerned. I just found this out through a friend whose girlfriend is in Segamat and who is currently holed up in one of the shelters there (either Sekolah Agama Kg. Jawa or Sekolah Kebangsaan Kg. Jawa.)
On Thursday an army rescue team found the dead bodies of a man and woman whose car had been swept away by currents. Three other bodies were recovered in Johor, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.
Widespread floods in southern Malaysia this week have killed at least six people and displaced 60,000, officials said Friday, amid warnings of storms and tidal surges elsewhere in the country.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Jalok, Nadzir and Ah Kit and everyone else in the affected areas, I hope you guys doing ok.