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Flood: More People Evacuated In Kedah

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ALOR SETAR – The number of people affected by flash floods in Kedah continues to increase with 175 people having been evacuated until 8 am today, from 84 people last night. According to the State Disaster Management Department Secretariat, the victims, involving 53 families, were being accommodated at three evacuation centres in the Kota Setar…

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116 Flood Victims Remain At Kedah Evacuation Centres

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ALOR SETAR – The number of residents affected by the floods in Kedah as at 9 am, remains at 116. The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said 22 families are currently staying at three evacuation centres in Kota Setar and Kubang Pasu. In Kota Setar district, two of the centres, Sekolah Kebangsaan…

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Evacuation Centre Closed In Kota Belud

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KOTA KINABALU – The flood evacuation centre at Tun Said Community Hall in Kota Belud, which was opened last night to accommodate 12 people from five families , was closed at 10 am today. Sabah Malaysian Civil Defence Force director Lt Col Mohd Izaimi Md Daud said the department would however continue to monitor the…

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Kedah Flood Victims Drop To 40

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ALOR SETAR – The number of flood victims in Kedah has dropped to 40 compared to 81 this morning. The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said the 40 comprised seven families sheltered at the evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kodiang Lama, Kubang Pasu. Another centre, at Dewan Rakan Sukan Tanah Merah, Pendang…

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Kedah Flood Victims Decrease To 636

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ALOR SETAR – The number of flood victims in Kedah as of noon has dropped to 636 from 651 this morning. A State Disaster Management department secretariat in a statement said 189 families were still staying at five evacuation centres in Kota Setar, Kubang Pasu and Pendang. In Kota Setar, three centres are still operating,…

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Perlis Flood Situation Improves

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KANGAR – The flood situation in Perlis is improving with only eight evacuation centres operating to shelter 1,011 residents from 286 families as of 9 am. The State Disaster Management Department secretariat in a statement said five of the centres were in Kangar parliamentary constituency and three in Arau parliamentary constituency. Six other centres in…

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Over RM1 Mln For JKM IN Facing Floods In Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan Social Welfare Department (JKM) has been allocated over RM1 million in facing possible floods in this East Coast state at the year-end or early next year. Its director, Said Sidup said the amount comprised RM740,000 from the federal government and RM300,000 from the state government. “JKM has listed 699 relief…

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All Flood Evacuees In Melaka Allowed To Go Home

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MELAKA – All the 38 remaining flood evacuees from six families in Alor Gajah have been allowed to return home at noon today. Melaka Disaster management Committee Secretariat head Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said the evacuees were those at the relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Belimbing Dalam, Durian Tunggal, Alor Gajah near here. “The…

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Heavy Rains Trigger Flash Floods In Alor Gajah, Jasin

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MELAKA- Flash floods hit several villages in the districts of Alor Gajah and Jasin here, following a continuous downpour yesterday. Alor Gajah Flood Disaster Management secretariat Captain Mohammad Fairul Asikin Kadir said non-stop heavy rain since 5pm yesterday had caused the Gadek river to overflow its banks, and floodwaters to inundate several low-lying areas. “We…

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Low-Lying Areas In Kedah Hit By Flash Flood

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ALOR SETAR- Low-lying areas in several districts in Kedah have been hit by flash floods after a downpour. Among the affected areas are Langkawi, Bandar Baharu Kulim and Kuala Muda. A spokesman from the state Civil Defence Force said that the downpour started early Friday, resulting in the flash floods. “In Langkawi, it has been…

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Landslides Triggered As Penang Floods Worsen

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GEORGE TOWN- Rescuers here saved 17 people who were trapped in their homes which were inundated by floodwaters as a heavy downpour continues to pummel the state. Eight of those rescued were children. Many low-lying areas here are completely inundated, with waters at chest-level. Among the worst-affected areas are Balik Pulau, Jelutong, Air Itam and…

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Penang: Over 100 Homes Flooded, Cars Seen Floating

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BUTTERWORTH- More than 100 homes in Penang were flooded after Friday’s downpour. According to the Fire and Rescue Department, the affected areas were 60 houses in Kampung Malaysia and Mak Mandin, Taman Cantek (12), Kampung Sethu (20) and Kampung Permatang Rawa (20). Floods were also reported in 32 locations which include Jalan Bagan Jermal, Jalan…

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Non-Stop Rain Brings Flooding Misery To Penang

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GEORGE TOWN: Heavy rainfall which began last night has inundated several low-lying areas here. The ongoing downpour, which began at 10pm, has caused rivers to burst their banks, resulting in water overflowing into nearby streets. Amongst the worst hit areas are Jalan Kuantan, Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Langkawi, Jalan Batu Feringghi, Jalan Masjid Negeri and…

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Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods In Alor Gajah

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MELAKA – A flood relief centre has been opened in Alor Gajah near here following heavy rain since Sunday causing several areas in Melaka to be flooded. Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) director in Melaka, Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said as at 8 am today, 10 people from two families in Durian Tunggal had…

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Flood: More People Evacuated From Kampung Sungai Tepus

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KULIM – Another resident of Kampung Sungai Tepus in Bandar Baharu near here was evacuated due to flash floods in the village, bringing to 66 people, from 17 families, the number of evacuees as at 8 am today. Kulim/Bandar Baharu Civil Defence Force officer Lieutenant (PA) Mohd Fadhil Fahmi Zaini said all the evacuees were…

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Port Dickson Authorities Must Solve Flood Woes Quickly

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PORT DICKSON authorities must help solve flood woes in the district quickly as the continuous three-hour rain yesterday evening has been described as the worst ever. Residents said the downpour triggered flash floods in several low-lying areas here inundating more than 20 homes. Various pictures were posted on the Port Dickson Facebook page by the…

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Flood Evacuees Reduced To 126 People In Melaka

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MELAKA – The number of flood victims in Melaka dropped to 126 people at 9 am today from 130 people last night. State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat head Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said the remaining evacuees, from 33 families, were at two relief centres in Jasin and one centre in Alor Gajah. The relief…

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More Flood Evacuees In Melaka Return Home

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MELAKA – The situation in the flood-hit areas of Melaka has improved slightly overnight, allowing several evacuees to return to their homes. As at 8 am today, 183 people remained at five relief centres in the Jasin and Alor Gajah district, down from 198 last night. Melaka Disaster Management Committee Secretariat head Lt Col (PA)…

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Four Schools Remain Close Due To Floods In Sarawak

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MIRI – Four primary schools remained close here  today,  including two which were closed since Monday, due to the floods. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the two schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Kebulu and SK Bukit Balai, while the other two schools were SK  Long Lenei and SK Nanga Kain, which were closed since yesterday. The four schools…

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Flood: More People Evacuated In Melaka

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MELAKA – The number of flood victims at the six evacuation centres in Jasin and Alor gajah increased to  264 people as at 8 am today, from 246 people last night. State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat head Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said the Jasin recorded the highest flood victims, totalling 177 people from 43 families, while…

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Melaka Flood Situation Improving, 3 Evacuation Centres Closed

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MELAKA – The flood situation in Melaka is improving, with three evacuation centres closed and the number of victims having dropped to 251 as of 1 pm compared to 646 in 10 centres this morning. According to Melaka Disaster Management Committee Secretariat head Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali, the centres at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK)…

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Floods Worsen In Melaka, 646 Evacuated

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MELAKA – Incessant heavy rain has caused the floods in Melaka to worsen, sending more people to evacuation centres overnight. As of 8 am today, 646 people from 141 families had been moved out of their flooded houses, up from 522 from 115 families last night. Two more relief centres were opened, raising the total…

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Flooding Kills More Than 160 People Across South Asia

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KATHMANDU/DHAKA – Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas. In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115 amid more flash floods and landslides, with 38 people missing. Relief…

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Floods Force Closure Of Three Schools In Sarawak

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MIRI – Sarawak today closed three schools and is keeping a close watch on six others due to floods. The State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Kebulu, SK Kuala Sigu and SK Bukit Balai in the interior were closed, forcing 444 pupils to stay away. “Besides the three schools, six other…

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Floods Wash Away Bridge, Force Evacuation Of 37 In Sabah

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  KOTA KINABALU – Incessant rain since midday yesterday caused floods in the Kota Belud district that forced a suspension bridge to be washed away and 37 villagers to be evacuated. Sabah Civil Defence Force director Col Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said in a statement today that the missing bridge had been in Kampung Botung Narinang.…

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Flood Alert System In 3 States Begins Operation In Nov

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KUALA LUMPUR – People in the east coast states will get flood warnings one week before the disaster strikes when the Flood Forecast and Alert Programme (PRAB) begins operations in November. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said 350 hydrology stations were currently being set up in river basin areas in Kelantan,…

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44 Dead Or Missing In Flood-Stricken Chinese County

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CHANGSHA (South Central China) – A total of 44 people have been died or missing after floods hit Ningxiang County in central China’s Hunan Province, China’s Xinhua news agency reported local flood prevention headquarters as saying on Friday. Heavy downpours pounded the county since June 22, leading to the area’s worst natural disaster in 60…

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All Relief Centres In Alor Gajah Closed At 5.30pm

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MELAKA – Two flood relief centres in Alor Gajah near here were closed as of 5.30pm today and 27 people from six families were allowed to return home. Melaka Civil Defence Force director, Lt Col Effendy Ali, in a statement, said the two relief centres were the Balairaya Bukit Balai and Balairaya Kampung Pulau in…

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Flood Situation Improves In Temerloh, One Relief Centre Closed

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KUANTAN – The flood situation in Temerloh has improved with one relief centre has been closed, leaving 953 victims still taking shelter at three relief centres as at 1 pm today. State Civil Defence Force director Zainal Yusoff said the relief centre at the surau of Kampung Bongsu, was closed at 10 am after the…

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All Flood Evacuees In Raub To Return Home Today

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KUANTAN – The seven flood victims are still at the relief centre at Masjid Kampung Kuala Semantan, Raub , as at 10 am today, from 13 people yesterday. Pahang Civil Defence Force (APM) director Zainal Yusoff said they were evacuated when their houses were inundated following heavy rain yesterday. He said some of them returned…

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