Malaysia – Over 200 Evacuate After Flash Floods in Negeri Sembilan

Over 250 people have been displaced by flooding in Malaysia‘s central Negeri Sembilan state.

The state recorded heavy rainfall on 13 July, which caused rivers to break their banks and overwhelmed drainage systems. Flooding affected the districts of Port Dickson, Rembau and Seremban. As of late 13 July, 282 people had moved to evacuation centres in Seremban and Port Dickson.

The Linggi River at Sua Betong, Port Dickson district, rose by over 3 metres in a few hours on 13 July, peaking at 7.2 metres. Danger level is 5.8 metres.

Several areas recorded more than 100 mm of rain in 24 hours to 13 July, including Sendayan in Seremban district with 107 mm; Port Dickson with 121; Ladang Salak in Port Dickson district with 155 mm; and Pekan Kota in Rembau district with 96 mm.

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