Over 3,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after floods in several states in Peninsular Malaysia. The flooding was caused by heavy rain that began on 01 January, 2018.
Kuantan and Rompin districts in Pahang state are the the worst hit areas. Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) reported that 9 relief centres have been set up in the two districts, accommodating 2,725 displaced people as of 03 January, 2018. Several schools have been closed in affected areas.
In Johor, NDMA said that 385 people have evacuated their homes and are staying in relief centres in Mersing and Kota Tinggi districts. Schools have been closed in Kluang district according to local media.
Heavy rain has also affected parts of Terengganu state, where 388 people are currently displaced and staying in a relief centre in Dungun district. Students in a boarding school had to be evacuated when the school building flooded.
Malaysian Meteorological Department warned of further heavy rain and strong winds are in the state of Terengganu (in particular Dungun District), Pahang (Jerantut, Temerloh and Bentong), Johor (Segamat and Mersing) and Negeri Sembilan (Jelebu, Jempol and Tampin) until Thursday, 04 January, 2018.
2 Januari 2018 : Operasi memindahkan pelajar asrama Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Raja daripada banjir ke lokasi yang lebih selamat pic.twitter.com/2hw6MWUlU5
— NADMA Malaysia (@mynadma) January 2, 2018
1 Januari 2018 : Situasi banjir di Mersing, Johor pic.twitter.com/t0OWTfp3Gu
— NADMA Malaysia (@mynadma) January 1, 2018
B - Rompin
C - Mersing
D - Kota Tinggi
E - Dungun
F - Kinabatangan
G - Seberang Perai Selatan
H - Kemaman
I - Pekan
J - Jerantut
K - Lipis
L - Bera
Empangan Kenyir, Hulu, Terengganu - January 1 to January 1, 2018
Kampung Pasir Raja, Dungun, Terengganu - January 1 to January 1, 2018
Felda Pancing, Kuantan, Pahang - January 1 to January 1, 2018
Tanjung Gemuk, Rompin, Pahang - January 1 to January 1, 2018
Pahang river in Sungai Yap, Jerantut district, Pahang - January 3 to January 3, 2018
Danger level is 52
Lepar River, Jambatan Gelugor, Kuantan, Pahang - January 3 to January 3, 2018
Danger level is 30
Dungun river, Kampung Pasir Raja, Dungun, Terengganu - January 3 to January 3, 2018
danger level is 37.50
Pahang river in Pekan district, Pahang - January 5 to January 5, 2018
danger mark is 10.30
Pahang di Lubuk Paku river in Maran district, Pahang - January 5 to January 5, 2018
danger mark is 19 metres.
Junjung river in Seberang Perai Selatan district, Penang - January 5 to January 5, 2018
danger mark is 3.10 m.
January 1 to January 4, 2018
Pahang - January 1 to January 4, 2018