According to Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Johor has recorded 5,679 flood victims as of noon on Wednesday.
It said there are now 48 relief centres across six districts in Johor. The six districts are Johor Bahru, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Pontian and Segamat.
NADMA added that Kluang was the worst affected by the floods, with 1,961 people housed in 10 relief centres. Meanwhile, Sabah and Sarawak recorded 485 and 151 flood victims respectively.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department forecasted on Wednesday afternoon that continuous rain is expected to hit four states – Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and parts of Pahang – until Thursday.
Just three months ago, several states were hit by heavy floods and more than 70,000 flood evacuees were recorded.
Floods are an annual phenomenon in Malaysia due to the northeast monsoon that brings heavy rain from November to March.