Heavy rain over the past few days have caused extreme flooding in the state of Johor, Malaysia, with thousands of people being evacuated from their homes.
More than 9,000 people have been forced to evacuate to 93 temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in nine districts across the state, according to The Star.
The flooding has reportedly hit Kluang the hardest, where 2,666 people from 747 families have been evacuated. The next highest number of evacuees is in Kota Tinggi, with 2,659 people from 695 families.
Through this difficult time, Malaysians have been encouraged by heartwarming stories of rescue teams looking out for our furry friends as well. Kudos to them!
The Royal Malaysia Police shared a photograph of a member of the Kota Tinggi District Police response team rescuing a dog in the flood on their Facebook page on Sunday, Dec. 15.
PIC OF THE DAYKonstabel Jeery Juhari dari Unit Response Team, Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Kota Tinggi menyelamatkan…
Their Facebook post, which has been shared more than 800 times, is translated below:
Constable Jeery Juhari from the Response Team, Kota Tinggi District Police Headquarters, rescued a dog who was also trapped in the flood disaster at Kampung Jawa, Kota Tinggi, Johor. Besides locals, pets and livestock have also been put under the responsibility of the rescue team to be placed in safer areas.
Please pray for all the Royal Malaysian Police personnel involved in the flood operations to continue being protected and simplify their affairs.
China Press reported that a team of 10 rescuers in Kampung Genuang Baru, Segamat led four buffalo from a flooded area to safer place which is about 100 meters away, although it’s a short distance but it took them an hour to do it because it’s quite challenging moving large animals.
And a Fireman from Kota Tinggi holding a large blue container with two cats inside was also shared in the China Press article.
Kudos to all these unsung heroes! Many thanks for your contribution and effort in the rescue works!