The worst in 7 years Floods displaced more than 22,000 people in Malaysia

The worst in 7 years Floods displaced more than 22,000 people in Malaysia  Malaysian authorities evacuated more than 22,000 people from their homes in several states on Sunday due to the worst floods in the country in seven years.  A government website reported that more than 22,000 flood victims were evacuated in 8 states, including 10,000 in Pahang state in central Malaysia.  The heavy rain - which has been falling since last Friday - has caused rivers to overflow, inundate urban areas and disrupt traffic on main roads.  Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub said - at a press conference in Selangor - the richest and most densely populated region of Malaysia and surrounding the capital, Kuala Lumpur, that more than 15,000 were transferred to about 100 relief centers.  He added that relief efforts are still underway for those trapped in vehicles or outside their homes, while the reports of those trapped in their homes have already been dealt with.  The Prime Minister confirmed that more than 66,000 personnel from the police, army and fire department have been mobilized across the country to help rescue those stranded by the floods and take them to shelters.  According to a government website, water levels remained dangerous this morning, Sunday, in 6 central and northeastern states of the country.  While the rains have receded in some areas, the Meteorological Service has warned that rain is expected to continue in parts of Pahang state.  Floods are common in Malaysia during the annual monsoon season between October and March, especially on the country's east coast.  Malaysia experienced the worst floods in its history in 2014, when 118,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

The worst in 7 years Floods displaced more than 22,000 people in Malaysia


Malaysian authorities evacuated more than 22,000 people from their homes in several states on Sunday due to the worst floods in the country in seven years.

A government website reported that more than 22,000 flood victims were evacuated in 8 states, including 10,000 in Pahang state in central Malaysia.

The heavy rain - which has been falling since last Friday - has caused rivers to overflow, inundate urban areas and disrupt traffic on main roads.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub said - at a press conference in Selangor - the richest and most densely populated region of Malaysia and surrounding the capital, Kuala Lumpur, that more than 15,000 were transferred to about 100 relief centers.

He added that relief efforts are still underway for those trapped in vehicles or outside their homes, while the reports of those trapped in their homes have already been dealt with.

The Prime Minister confirmed that more than 66,000 personnel from the police, army and fire department have been mobilized across the country to help rescue those stranded by the floods and take them to shelters.

According to a government website, water levels remained dangerous this morning, Sunday, in 6 central and northeastern states of the country.

While the rains have receded in some areas, the Meteorological Service has warned that rain is expected to continue in parts of Pahang state.

Floods are common in Malaysia during the annual monsoon season between October and March, especially on the country's east coast.

Malaysia experienced the worst floods in its history in 2014, when 118,000 people were forced to leave their homes.
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