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SEREMBAN – The Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan Sdn Bhd (SAINS) has denied there was breakdown of the Pedas Dam which caused floods in Rembau and surrounding areas yesterday.

Its director Wan Rasdi Wan Ismail said the floods were due to heavy rain which caused the river water to overflow.

He believed the rumours were created to worsen the situation.

“The Pedas Dam is in good condition, and even if it fills up, the water will be released in a spillway into the river.

“I urge the public not to panic, there is no need to viral something which is not true,” he told Bernama today.

He was commenting on the flood situation in Rembau and Kuala Pilah which, according to a viral message, was caused by the ‘breakdown’ of the Pedas Dam.

Meanwhile in SEREMBAN, the flood evacuation centre at the Sungai Timun Community Hall in Rembau was closed at 1pm today, after the flood waters receded.

According to Malaysia Civil Defence Force Major Mohd Rohaidi Halim, all 31 victims from five families were allowed to return home. – BERNAMA

REMBAU – Aid to 200 residents of two villages affected by flash floods will be handed over to them tomorrow.

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin said Kampung Batu and Kampung Pulau were inundated in 0.62 metres of water.

“My office and the Social Welfare Department will give them the necessary aid,” he told reporters after visiting victims of the flood in Kampung Batu here today.

Khairy, who is also youth and sports minister, said the floods were due to torrental rain since last night, causing Sungai Rembau to overflow its banks.

Asked if there was a proposal to build a flood mitigation bund in Kampung Batu, which was flooded for the first time, he said a decision would be made after the state drainage and irrigation department and other agencies concluded their investigations.

No flood relief centre had been opened to date, he added. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – Nine streets in the federal capital were affected by flash floods at about 5.40pm today.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Enforcement Department director Ab Salim Mansor said the affected locations were Jalan Bangsar; Jalan Kemuja; Jalan Maarof; Jalan Sultan Ismail-Jalan Ampang junction; Jalan Pantai Baru; Jalan Pudu; Jalan Raja Chulan near Ambank and Telekom Museum; Jalan Maharajalela and Jalan Permaisuri.

He said DBKL had stationed 50 traffic personnel and mobilised 10 rescue squads for any emergences.

“Heavy rain began late evening causing several roads to be inundated by 0.6 metre of water.

“Nonetheless, the water in most of the roads have subsided except Jalan Permaisuri which is still flooded,” he told Bernama when contacted today. – BERNAMA

KUANTAN – The flood situation in Rompin has fully recovered after the last relief centre was closed at Kampung Rekoh community hall at noon today.

State Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said 26 evacuees from six families were allowed to return home in stages since this morning after the flood waters receded.

“All of them are allowed to go home after the flood waters subsided following the hot weather over the last three days,” he said in a statement here today. – BERNAMA

JOHOR BAHRU – The number of flood victims in the district of Segamat continues to drop, from 78 (19 families) this morning to 33 comprising seven families at 12noon.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said in a statement here today that the victims were sheltered at two evacuation centres, Balai Raya Batu Badak and Sekolah Kebangsaan Spang Loi.

Another centre opened earlier, at Balai Raya Pogoh Tengah, has now been closed, he said. – BERNAMA

JOHOR BAHRU – The flood situation has improved in Segamat with only 78
residents remaining at three flood evacuation centres as at 8am this morning.

At 7pm last night, there were 111 flood victims comprising 25 families
staying at the evacuation centres at Balairaya Pogoh Tengah, Kompleks Penghulu
Mukim Pogoh, Balairaya Batu Badak and Sekolah Kebangsaan Spang Loi.

“However, the weather has improved and one of the four centres, Kompleks
Penghulu Mukim Pogoh is now closed,” said state Environment and Health Committee
chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a statement here today.

As of this morning, the water level at two main rivers in the district,
Sungai Muar Kampung Awat and Sungai Muar Buluh Kasap are at 19.43 metres and
8.53 metres, as against the danger level of 19.95 metres and 9.14 metres.
— BERNAMA

KUANTAN – The flood situation in Rompin is improving when one of the two temporary evacuation centres was closed at 10am today, said the Pahang Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM).

Its director, Zainal Yusoff said the Kampung Setajam Community Hall which accommodated 118 victims from 33 families was closed after all the victims were allowed to return to their respective homes.

“Only one temporary evacuation centre is still operating namely the Kampung Rekoh Community Hall involving 27 victims from six families,” he said when contacted, here today. – BERNAMA

KUANTAN – The number of flood victims in Pekan Sungai Lembing here rose to 30 people from 12 families this afternoon compared to eight people from two families in the morning.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said all the victims were evacuated to two temporary evacuation centres from 7am after Sungai Lembing overflowed due to heavy rainfall early this morning.

“Twenty-six people from nine families were evacuated to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Sungai Lembing, while four others were evacuated to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Sungai Lembing.

“The residential area was inundated by up to 1.5 metres of water caused by the overflow of Hulu Sungai Lembing which rose sharply after heavy rains early this morning,” he said.

He said the floods, however, did not affect other areas and the situation is expected to return to normal by this evening.- BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – The floods are almost officially over in Johor, although Perak has a little farther to go before coming out of the woods.

There were only 35 victims at a flood relief centre in Segamat as of last night, compared to 45 yesterday afternoon.

All the evacuees are being sheltered at the only relief centre still open – Balai Raya Kampung Batu Badak. However, Jalan Kampung Sungai Pinggan in Benut, Pontian, is still closed, as it is cut off by a collapsed bridge.

Meanwhile, in Perak, the number of flood victims remains at 215 people, housed at Sekolah Agama Rakyat Padang Serai in the Manjung district and Surau Padang Serai in Larut Matang district.

Perak Drainage and Irrigation Department director Juhaimi Jusoh said the department is building fastrack canals to drain floodwaters in the two affected districts, and that the work is expected to be completed today.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, who was touring Segamat yesterday, said the ministry will focus on giving medical aid and food, and transferring patients should there be another wave of floods.

Subramaniam said the focus is crucial to ensure that all flood victims receive adequate medical attention, and to curb diseases such as leptospirosis. – NST Online

KUANTAN – The situation in the flood-hit areas of Pahang remained unchanged this morning, with 96 people from 25 families at three relief centres here and in Pekan.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said that as at 6am, 88 people from 23 families were at two relief centres in Pekan and eight people from two families were at a relief centre here. In Johor the situation in Segamat remained unchanged overnight, with 136 people from 28 families still at four relief centres in the district this morning.

Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said these centres were at Sekolah Agama Gemerih, Sekolah Kebangsaan Spang Loi, the Pogoh Penghulu Complex and the Kampung Sanglang community hall.

A stretch of Jalan Kampung Sungai Pinggan in Pontian remained closed because of a collapsed bridge, he said in a statement.

— BERNAMA