Johor Sultan calls for close monitoring of flood situation

JOHOR BAHRU (BERNAMA) – The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar ordered the close monitoring of the flood situation in the state after several districts in Johor were hit by floods.

The ruler also directed agencies to ensure the needs and welfare of flood victims taking shelter at temporary relief centres (PPS) are well taken care of.

“In view of the current uncertain weather conditions, I also hope that agencies have made the necessary preparations to face floods.

“I hope the Johor State Health Department will take precautionary measures and conduct health screenings at each PPS to prevent the spread of the COVID-19,” he said in a press statement issued by the Royal Press Office yesterday.

Sultan Ibrahim also advised those living in low-lying areas and near rivers to remain cautious and be prepared to evacuate when instructed.

Meanwhile, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, anyone entering 18 PPS in five districts namely Batu Pahat, Kluang, Muar, Pontian and Tangkak are required to scan the QR code from the MySejahtera application.

Flooding at Kampong Parit Pulai. PHOTO: BERNAMA