Thousands evacuated as floods hit Malaysia

Thousands evacuated as floods hit Malaysia

Heavy rains have triggered flooding across several states in Malaysia, forcing almost 3 000 people to evacuate since December 11, 2015, according to the Malaysia's National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

72-hr accumulated rainfall as observed by GPM Core Observatory. Image credit: Google/NASA/JAXA GPM

The states of Selangor, Johor, Melaka and Perak have reported ongoing flooding conditions while a flash flood hit Penang state on the night from December 14 to 15, and minor floods affected parts of Negeri Sembilan. So far, no deaths or injured have been reported.

A spell of rainfall caused the rivers in Selangor to overflow their banks on December 14, forcing 839 people to leave their homes and seek refuge in relief centers.

Video credit: NST

3 villages were immersed in flooding waters in Johor state and 50 people were evacuated on December 14, while the floods in Malacca forced 1 500 people to leave their homes on December 12. Two villages in Penang reported 21 evacuations on the night of December 14 to 15.

The state of Negeri Sembilan reported 2 villages have been affected by the heavy rainfall on December 13.

Featured image: Over 3 000 evacuated as floods hit Malaysia, December 14, 2015. Image credit: NST

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