JOHOR BAHRU – Heavy rain and strong winds damaged over 50 houses in three villages in the Mersing district yesterday, senior penghulu Hafnee Md Noor said today.
The incident occurred at 3.30 pm and affected the villages of Tanjung Genting, Benaung and Sawah Dato, he said when contacted.
“The storm toppled trees and blew away roof tiles. The rain and winds subsided after two hours,” he said, adding that the damage was being assessed.
Hafnee said a meeting had been scheduled for this afternoon to organise aid for the villagers from the relevant agencies, including the district office, the Public Works Department, the Department of Civil Defence and the Fire and Rescue Department. – BERNAMA