In a seemingly endless wave of floods in Serawak, Malaysia, heavy rain has once again forced dozens from their homes, this time in Sarikei.
Malaysia disaster authorities report that around 34 people have been evacuated and are currently housed in a relief centre.
According to WMO figures, 93.2 mm of rain fell in 24 hours between 07 and 08 March in Sibu, Serawak.
Malaysian Meteorological Department have issued a warning for further heavy rain for several areas of Sarawak, including Mukah, Sibu, Sarikei, Betong, Sri Aman, Serian, Samarahan and Kuching.
Fourth Flood Event Since Early February 2016
This is the fourth serious flood event to strike in the state since the start of February and the late onset of the rainy season.
A torrential downpour that began early on Saturday 27 February caused severe flooding in and some landslides in the district of Serian. Other areas affected included Padawan, Penrissen and Bau-Lundu. The state’s capital city, Kuching, was also badly affected, with some streets under 70 cm of water at the peak of the floods.
Flooding that began on 19 February affected as many as 10,000, according to Malaysian disaster management authorities, with around 7,000 evacuated at the peak of the floods. One man died when he was swept away by flood water near to a river in Kampung Maan in Padawan.
Sibu, Malaysia - March 7 to March 8, 2016