Floods displace more than 27,000 people across 5 states

THE number of people seeking shelter from rising flood waters spiralled to 27,467 this morning, with Johor, Pahang, Negri Sembilan and Malacca continuing to record more evacuees arriving at shelters.

In JOHOR, the state disaster management committee (SDMC) said the number of evacuees had doubled, with 25,213 people in relief centres this morning, compared to 9,162 at 8pm last night, with Batu Pahat being the 10th and latest district affected.