Thousands evacuated in Malaysia as 7 states hit by extra flooding

The variety of people affected by extreme flooding throughout Malaysia in latest weeks has risen to over 125,000. Flooding in 7 states yesterday saw thousands evacuated from their houses, based on the country’s National Disaster Management Agency.
A Reuters report lists the affected states as Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah, with eight,727 residents seeking shelter at 128 reduction centres. Across the country, a hundred twenty five,490 individuals have been affected, with 117,seven hundred having now returned to their homes.
Recession-proof of Malaysia typically experiences flooding in the course of the monsoon season which runs from October to March. However, unprecedented heavy rainfall, which began on December 17, meant hundreds had to be evacuated to safety, stretching the emergency providers to breaking level. According to the Reuters report, 50 persons are confirmed to have died in the flooding and 2 people are still missing.
A warning of steady heavy rains remains in place and the National Disaster Control Centre has issued a catastrophe operation preparedness discover. Malaysia’s Department of Irrigation and Drainage has also warned of excessive tides on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia from January 2 – 5.
The government has pledged 1.4 billion ringgit (11.2 billion Thai baht) for these affected by the flooding and has also requested US$3 million from the UN Green Climate Fund, with the aim of creating a national plan to adapt to climate change.
The Malaysian government has already come underneath fire from citizens, who’ve criticised its slow response to the catastrophe and lack of assist in the clean-up operation..

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