Malaysia – 147mm of Rain in 24 Hours Floods Parts of Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the state of Sabah, located in East Malaysia, saw 147 mm of rain fall in the 24 hour period between 06 and 07 October 2014.

In fact the heavy rain has been falling since Saturday 04 October 2014 and has inundated low lying areas across the state.

Parts of Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Inanam and Tuaran were said to be under 1 metre of water. Villages in Penampang district have been badly affected and many people have been evacuated to higher ground, away from the flooded areas. There are some unconfirmed reports that several houses have been swept away by flood water.

Rain has been so heavy that local media are reporting that the Babagon dam has been overflowing, making the flood situation worse for local residents.