(Updated) Malaysia – Almost 2,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah, Nearly 4,000 Displaced in Sarawak

Update, 15 January 2021

From 12 January, flooding was also reported in neighbouring Sarawak State, displacing nearly 4,000 people in the 4 affected districts of Serian (1,013 displaced), Samarahan (299), Miri (29) and Kuching (2,486).

Original report, 12 January 2021

Almost 2,000 people have evacuated their homes in Malaysia’s Sabah state after flooding struck on 11 January, 2021.

The districts of Beaufort (24 displaced), Kota Marudu (710), Kudat (975) and Pitas (47) have all been affected.

Levels of the Padas River in Beaufort stood at 9.09 metres as of 12 January, above the danger mark of 8.7 metres. The city of Sandakan recorded 122.6mm of rain in 24 hours to 11 January.

Peninsular Malaysia

Meanwhile thousands remain displaced after floods in Peninsular Malaysia.

As of 12 January the flood situation had eased in many areas, although remained 3,491 displaced in Johor, 154 in Kelantan and 19,146 in Pahang.

Local media have reported 10 fatalities since the flooding began on 01 January.

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