Malaysia – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Kelantan and Terengganu

The states of Kelantan and Terengganu in Western Malaysia have been affected by flooding over the last few days. Around 13,000 people have been evacuated to special relief camps. Local media report that 2 people have died in the floods.

One area of Pasir Mas District in Kelantan recorded rainfall above 400 mm each day for 4 consecutive days from 25 November.

The Golok River at Rantau Panjang in Pasir Mas has reached 10.54 metres, exceeding danger levels by 1.54 metres.

Evacuations

Disaster officials say that over 13,000 people have been evacuated, most of them in Kelantan (11,880). As of 29 November, around 1,200 people had evacuated in Terengganu. Recently floods have also affected parts of Perlis state, where around 20 people have been evacuated in Padang Besar.

Local media report that 2 people have died in the floods. Both reportedly drowned in flood water in separate incidents in Bukit Payong

In Kelantan evacuees are being housed at 96 relief centres in nine districts, namely Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Bachok, Tanah Merah, Pasir Puteh, Kuala Krai, Machang and Jeli. As of 29 November, Pasir Mas had the highest number of evacuees, housing 7,344 people. Around 1,500 people are currently displaced and housed in relief centres in Kota Bharu.

In Terengganu, 31 relief centres have been set up, and many of those displaced (around 900) were in the Besut area. Other evacuations centres in Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Dungun, Setiu and Kuala Nerus , each with between 20 to 100 residents.

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Flood Summary

Last updated: November 29, 2017
Event
Western Malaysia, November 2017
Date
November 26, 2017
Type
Urban flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall
Floods struck in the Western Malaysia of Kelantan from 26 November and from 28 November in the states of Terengganu and Perlis.

Locations

A - Pasir Mas
B - Kota Bharu
C - Besut

Magnitude

River level
10.54 metres
Golok River, Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas, Kelantan - November 29 to November 29, 2017
Danger level is 9.00 m
Rainfall level
302 mm in 24 hours
Kusial, Tanah Merah District, Kelantan - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
213 mm in 24 hours
Jeti Kastam, Kota Bharu District, Kelantan - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
303 mm in 24 hours
Pasir Puteh, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
451 mm in 24 hours
Empangan Bukit Kwong, Pasir Mas, Kelantan - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
374 mm in 24 hours
Besut, Terengganu - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
449 mm in 24 hours
Institut Pertanian Tok Dor, Besut, Terengganu - November 28 to November 28, 2017
Rainfall level
484 mm in 24 hours
Empangan Bukit Kwong, Pasir Mas, Kelantan - November 27 to November 27, 2017
Rainfall level
209 mm in 24 hours
Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu - November 27 to November 27, 2017
Rainfall level
316 mm in 24 hours
Kuala Ping, Hulu Terengganu - November 27 to November 27, 2017
Rainfall level
476 mm in 24 hours
Empangan Bukit Kwong, Pasir Mas, Kelantan - November 26 to November 26, 2017
Rainfall level
451 mm in 24 hours
Empangan Bukit Kwong, Pasir Mas, Kelantan - November 25 to November 25, 2017

Damages

Evacuated
13,000
Western Malaysia - November 27 to November 29, 2017
As of 29 November: Kelantan (11,880); Terengganu (1,116); Perlis (32)
Fatalities
2 people
Bukit Payong, Marang district, Terengganu - November 27 to November 29, 2017

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