Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) report that flooding in two districts of Kedah state has displaced 441 people.
The floods occurred on 18 July 2016 in the districts of Yan and Baling. The displaced have been housed in 3 relief centres set up by NADMA.
Parts of Penang were also flooded yesterday, 18 July, including the small town of Teluk Bahang in the north, and also areas in the south of of Penang Island around Penang International Airport, including Relau, Batu Maung, Teluk Kumbar and Bayan Lepas.
According to Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a 24 hour period between 18 and 19 July, 2016, Bayan Lepas recorded 201 mm of rain.
However, Teluk Bahang was one of the worst hit areas, where a combination of heavy rain, overflowing rivers and high tide left streets and homes in the town in flood water up to 50 cm deep.
Around 30 people have been evacuated from their homes in Teluk Bahang and are staying in relief centres. Balik Pulau MP Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya visited the affected areas earlier today. Speaking to journalists, he blamed the flooding in Teluk Bahang was due to the poor drainage system at Sungai Teluk Bahang.
Meanwhile in the south of Penang Island, some flights were delayed after a heavy downpour flooded areas around the airport. Some reports claim flood water entered the terminal building.
[Live] Penang Airport in Malaysia has been closed due to storms causing flooding. Delays are anticipated. pic.twitter.com/WcD8YcICNu
— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) July 18, 2016
— Shastitaren (@Shastitaren4) July 18, 2016
14 flights at Penang airport on hold due to storm; arrival hall hit by flood waters, say Penang airport authorities pic.twitter.com/DEAstnFvPU
— New Straits Times (@NST_Online) July 18, 2016
— apekbuta (@apekbuta) July 18, 2016
— Lim Cai Hin (@LimCaiHin) July 19, 2016
B - Baling
C - Teluk Bahang
D - Penang International Airport
Bayan Lepas - July 18 to July 19, 2016
Kedah - July 18 to July 19, 2016
Penang - July 18 to July 19, 2016