Malaysia – Floods in Terengganu After 250 mm of Rain in 24 Hours

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in Malaysia is reporting that heavy rain has caused flooding in the state of Terengganu forcing hundreds to evacuate.

The flooding began in the early hours of 29 November, 2016. Between 28 and 29 November, some areas had recorded almost 250 mm of rain in 24 hours. At least 18 locations in the state saw more than 100 mm during that time, with 5 locations seeing more than 200 mm.

As of 30 November, over 330 people from 82 families had evacuated their homes and were staying in 5 temporary relief shelters.

Emergency flood rescue by Bomba Malaysia in Kuala Terengganu, Novmber 2016. Photo: Bomba Malaysia
Emergency flood rescue by Bomba Malaysia in Kuala Terengganu, Novmber 2016. Photo: Bomba Malaysia

Currently the worst affected areas in the state are the districts of Kuala Terengganu and Kemaman. The districts of Hulu Terengganu, Marang and Dungun have also recorded heavy rain since 28 November. The heavy rain appears to have eased during the course of 30 November.

NDMA also said that since the afternoon of 30 November, flash flooding has affected some areas of Dengkil in Sepang District, Selangor.

Malaysia’s Department of Irrigation And Drainage reports that in Sarawak state, Karabungan Miri and Trusan Limbang recorded heavy rainfall during the afternoon (local time) of 30 November, with both areas seeing around 40 mm of rain in 1 hour.

Floods in Terengganu, Malaysia, November 2016. Photo: @fthanani / Twitter
Floods in Terengganu, Malaysia, November 2016. Photo: @fthanani / Twitter
Floods in Terengganu, Malaysia, November 2016. Photo: @fthanani / Twitter
Floods in Terengganu, Malaysia, November 2016. Photo: @fthanani / Twitter

Rainfall in Terengganu

Figures from Department of Irrigation And Drainage Malaysia for a 24 hour period between 28 and 29 November, 2016.

  • Empangan Kenyir, Hulu Terengganu – 124 mm
  • Kg.Dura, Hulu Terengganu – 135 mm
  • Kg.Menerong, Hulu Terengganu – 138 mm
  • Kuala Ping, Hulu Terengganu – 133 mm
  • Kg Bukit Diman, Hulu Terengganu – 155 mm
  • Stor JPS Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu – 247 mm
  • Bukit Tumbuh, Kuala Terengganu – 236 mm
  • Jam.Pengkalan.Berangan, Marang – 135 mm
  • Sek.Men.Bkt Sawa, Marang – 181 mm
  • Kg.Pasir.Raja, Dungun – 105 mm
  • Kg.Kuala Jengai, Dungun – 123 mm
  • Jamabatan Jerangau, Dungun – 166 mm
  • Bandar Al Muktafi Billah Shah, Dungun – 122 mm
  • Pusat Kesihatan Paka, Dungun – 202 mm
  • Sek.Men.Badrul Alam Shah, Kemaman – 266 mm
  • JPS Kemaman, Kemaman – 189 mm
  • Yak Yah, Kemaman – 237 mm
  • Rumah Pam Paya Paman, Kemaman – 181 mm

Social Media

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Flood summary

Last updated: December 11, 2016
Event
Terengganu, Malaysia, November to December 2016
Date
November 28 to December 9, 2016
Type
Inland flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall, Long-term rainfall

Locations

A - Kuala Terengganu
B - Kemaman

Magnitude

Rainfall level
247 mm in 24 hours
Kuala Terengganu - November 28 to November 29, 2016
Rainfall level
237 mm in 24 hours
Yak Yah, Kemaman - November 28 to November 29, 2016

Damages

Evacuated
330 people
November 30 to December 2, 2016