Malaysia Got Flood Attack
After heavy rains from the northeast monsoon flooded their homes, more than 27,000 people have been evacuated from the Malaysian states of Johor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, and Melaka.
As of Thursday morning (March 2), more than 25,000 people were residing in relief centres, up from 9,162 as of Wednesday evening, according to the state news agency Bernama.
“The most affected area is Segamat. According to Bernama, 2050 families were relocated to 55 relief centres. Kluang had 1559 families relocated to 39 centres, Kota Tinggi had 769 families relocated to 18 centres, Johor Bahru had 607 families relocated to 12 centres, and Pontian had 58 families relocated to five centres. as stated. The Johor Disaster Management Committee made the following report:
The Johor Chief Minister Onn Hafiz Ghazi stated that an emergency meeting with all agencies was held on Wednesday night in response to the “critical flood situation” in the state. The Star reported that the flood zone affected all 10 Johors and that more than 25,000 people were forced to evacuate. This was four times the 5,679 flood victims who were forced to leave their homes just 20 hours earlier.
He stated that the meeting was informed of Segamat situation, particularly Chaah, Pemanis, Tenang, and Labi.
CM Onn Hafiz Ghazi on Malaysia Situation
After the meeting, he wrote in a Facebook post, “I have asked the relevant authorities to manage the logistics of bringing tents and ready-to-eat (edible) food to the disaster area.”
As a result of continuous rain on Monday evening (February 27), water levels in 23 rivers in six Malaysian states exceeded danger levels.
Nearly 6,000 people in Johor were evacuated as a result of floods, and in the south, a man died when his car was washed away by floodwaters.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Kluang Deputy Police Chief Bahrin Mohd Noh stated: It is thought that the victim’s vehicle was pushed into the opposite farm area by a quick spray of water from a farm area near the road.
The victim was by herself. During the incident, he brought oil palm to work.
Mr. Bahrin went on to say that the victim’s body was discovered on Wednesday at 12:20 a.m. in a car that had been driven between 20 and 30 metres from the main road in the area. stream 15 rivers in Johor, 3 in Pahang, 2 in Negeri Sembilan, 1 in Selangor, 1 in Melaka, and 1 in Sarawak Danger levels exceeded The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) reported that the water level in Sungai Kahang, Kluang, Johor, exceeded level 2. Overcame danger level 2 by six metres in Sungai Pukin, Rompin, and Pahang 1 metre.
As of midday on Wednesday, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) of Malaysia reported that there were 5,679 flood victims in Johor.
This means that there are currently eight assistance centres spread across Johor’s six districts. The six regions are Johor Bahru, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Kulai, Pontian, and Segamat.
NADMA went on to say that the floods were worst in Kluang, where 1,961 people were housed in ten relief centres.
With 85 flood victims in Sabah and 151 in Sarawak on Wednesday afternoon, the Malaysian Meteorological Department predicted that four states—Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, and portions of Pahang—would continue to receive rain through Thursday.
More than 70,000 people were evacuated when severe flooding struck several states just three months ago. Malaysia experiences flooding every year as a result of the northeast monsoon, which brings heavy rains from November to March.