2016 Malaysian floods

Heavy rainfall in the early February 2016 has caused major flooding in the state of Sarawak, Johor, Malacca and parts of Negeri Sembilan.

2016 Malaysian floods
Date7 February  – March
Location(Kuching, Bau, Samarahan and Serian in Sarawak), (Tangkak, Ledang and Segamat in Johor) and (Alor Gajah, Central Malacca and Jasin in Malacca) and parts of Negeri Sembilan.
Deaths3 confirmed dead[1][2]
Property damage$550 million (USD)

Affected areasEdit

SarawakEdit

On 9 February, total number of flood evacuees in Kuching, Bau, Samarahan and Serian risen to 1,065 people from 765,[3] and increase to over 5,600 in 11 February.[4] Until 22 February, the number of flood evacuees reach 7,965.[5] The flood in the state has caused the Sarawak General Hospital to be inundated,[6] as well many snakes and crocodiles to wandering around the flood areas and attacking humans.[7][8] On 20 February, one teenager become the only casualty after fell into a river.[2] Until 26 February, a total of 7,288 students were affected by floods and 10 schools has been used as a temporary evacuation centres.[9] During the floods, a teacher with his family were stranded when a suspension bridge collapse.[10]

JohorEdit

On 7 February, two casualties were reported in Johor with one being swept by strong current and another one were fallen into a fishing pond.[1] On 9 February, the evacuees in Tangkak, Ledang and Segamat dropped slightly, from 137 people to 135 people.[3]

Malacca and Negeri SembilanEdit

On 8 February, around 4,600 people have been evacuated in the state of Malacca with 3,020 victims were housed at six evacuation centres on Central Malacca District, 1,560 victims sheltered in six evacuation centres on Alor Gajah District and another 24 victims at one relief centre in Jasin District.[11] The total evacuees however decrease to 189 people in 9 February after the flood situation improves.[3][12]

In Negeri Sembilan, the total evacuees were 671 as of 7 February,[13] and increase to 705 on 8 February while all the evacuating centres closed on the same day after the flood water have receded.[14]

ResponsesEdit

LocalsEdit

  Malaysia — The Chief Minister of Sarawak Adenan Satem has ordered relevant agencies to provide aid and other basic necessities to flood victims in the state.[15] The Sarawak state government also has promised to find a long-term solution to prevent such floods recurring in the near future.[16] While the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department conducting their daily works rescuing stranded victims, they also helping to clean schools, roads and flood victims houses.[17] The University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through the Student Welfare Committee (JAKMAS) Tun Mustapha Residential College (KKTM) held a charity drive to help the flood victims in Sarawak.[18] The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) has sent aid in the form of foodstuffs and basic necessities to 1,500 families affected by floods in Malacca and Negeri Sembilan.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Halim Said (7 February 2016). "Ledang floods: Two dead in separate drowning incidents". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Adib Povera (22 February 2016). "Body of Sarawak floods' first victim found". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Flood situation in Sarawak worsens". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Thousands of flood victims evacuated in Sarawak". The Straits Times. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Number of flood evacuees in Sarawak 7,965 as at noon". Bernama. Astro Awani. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Floods wreak havoc in Sarawak". The Star. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Flood waters bring snakes and crocodiles". New Sarawak Tribune. 11 February 2016. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  8. ^ Harits Asyraf Hasnan; Noraida Abdul Kassim (10 February 2016). "Sarawak flood: Crocodile claims its first victim". Astro Awani. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  9. ^ Eve Sonary Heng; Wilfred Pilo (24 February 2016). "7,288 students affected by flood". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Teacher, family stranded in school after bridge collapses". Bernama. The Star. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Floods worsen in Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Johor". The Star. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Flood situation improves in Malacca but worsens in Johor". Bernama. The Star. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  13. ^ "More Flood Victims In Negeri Sembilan As At 6 Am". Bernama. Malaysian Digest. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Flood: Negeri Sembilan back to normal, all relief centres closed". Bernama. Astro Awani. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Sarawak chief minister visits flood evacuees". Bernama. Borneo Bulletin. 9 February 2016. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Sarawak minister says solution needed to address flash floods in Kuching". The Malay Mail. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  17. ^ "Firemen Help Clean Swak Schools, Flood Victims' Homes". Bernama. The Malaysian Digest. 24 February 2016. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Tun Mustapha residents Helps Sarawak Flood Victims". Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  19. ^ "UMNO provides immediate aid to 1,500 flood victim families". Bernama. The Malaysian Times. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.