Malaysia – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State

Update, Sarawak State, Malaysia, 01 July 2020:

More flooding has affected parts of East Malaysia after heavy rain in the state of Sarawak. Local media report around 1,000 people are isolated in Baram district in the north of Sarawak state after flooding on 30 June cut all links to the outside world. Hundreds of homes have been damaged by flood waters over 1 metre deep. Heavy rain has hit remote areas of the northern Sarawak districts of Baram, Marudi, Long Lama, Lawas and Limbang in the past few days.

Original Report, Sabah State, malaysia, 30 June 2020:

Over 1,000 people have evacuated their homes in Sabah State, Malaysia, after flooding over the last few days.

Flooding began on 27 June and has since affected 152 villages across 11 districts.

According to State Information Department of Sabah, most of those evacuated are in Tenom district, where 634 people have relocated. Evacuations were also carried out in Kota Belud (323 people evacuated), Papar (62), Beaufort (49) and Penampang (19).

Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah state, recorded 128.4 mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 June.

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