Flash Floods Strike JB, Surrounding Areas; 20 People Evacuated

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Pic: NST (A few areas in Johor Baru were flooded after a powerful rainstorm, which began at 3.30pm yesterday. Pix courtesy of Civil Defence Department)Pic: NST (A few areas in Johor Baru were flooded after a powerful rainstorm, which began at 3.30pm yesterday. Pix courtesy of Civil Defence Department)

JOHOR BARU: Flash floods following an hour-long downpour forced the evacuation of more than 20 people from Kampung Laut Batu 10 here yesterday.

State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said seven men, six women, eight children and two babies from six families were transferred to a relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu 10 near here at 9pm last night.

A few areas in Johor Baru were also flooded after the powerful rainstorm, which began at 3.30pm.

Areas affected include Kampung Maju Jaya, Kampung Laut Skudai, Jalan Skudai (near Skudai Parade), Kampung Paya Kenangan and Kampung Kangkar Tebrau.

- NST