The flood situation in Peninsular Malaysia has worsened over the last 24 hours. Disaster authorities in the country report almost 30,000 people have moved to evacuation centres across the states of Johor, Pahang, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan.
Of that total, 26,000 are in the state of Johor. Flooding began in the state on 28 February, as reported by FloodList on 01 March.
Since then evacuation centres have been set up in the districts of Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Mersing, Muar, Pontian, Segamat and Tangkak. Over 8,000 people have evacuated their homes in Segamat and over 5,000 in Kluang. Local media reported one person died after a vehicle was swept away by floodwaters.
Heavy rain has been falling in the state since 28 February, when parts of Kulang District recorded 257 mm of rain and Segamat 219 mm. Areas of Segamat, Mersing and Muar recorded more than 400 mm of rain in 24 hours on 01 March.
Parts of Pahang state have been severely affected in the last 24 hours. As of 02 March, over 1,500 people were displaced across the districts of Jerantut, Maran, Pekan, Raub and Rompin, which recorded 418 mm of rain in 24 hours on 01 March.
Around 50 people have evacuated homes in Alor Gajah and Jasin in the state of Malacca. Over 900 people have been displaced in Negeri Sembilan, in the districts of Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Tampin.