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20 Apr 2017 description

Editors Note

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

This month’s edition of The Column covers a workshop that the AHA Centre conducted for the Familiarisation of DELSA Stockpile and THE ACT, where we provided training and simulation exercises at the WFP/UNHRD warehouse in Subang, Malaysia. It is the responsibility and function of the AHA Centre to continuously strengthen and deepen the ASEAN’s thinking of disaster management, to ensure that the region has a collective response to disasters.

03 Apr 2017 description



Thunderstorm has triggered flooding in Maguindanao Province, ARMM. 1,085 people were reportedly affected by the flood.



Triggered by torrential rain, flashflood hit Padang Sidempuan District, North Sumatra Province. Five people were reportedly died and 1,413 others were displaced because of the incident.

About 33,500 people were affected by flood in Cirebon District, West Java Province. The flood also inundated 6,220 houses.

06 Mar 2017 description



  • Flood and landslide hit Lima Puluh Kota District in West Sumatra Province causing six deaths and 250 houses inundated.

  • Five districts in Riau Province also flooded. Nearly 2,500 families were affected.

  • In Jakarta, flood submerged two sub-districts which affected nearly 4,000 people.


  • Strong wind accompanied by heavy rain has caused damages to 390 houses in Kudus, Central Java Province.

27 Feb 2017 description


  • Strong wind accompanied by heavy rain has affected and damaged 82 houses in Pati District, Central Java Province.

  • Continuous rain has triggered flooding in Jakarta and Bekasi last week. The BPBD Jakarta (disaster management authority), reported that flood inundated Cipinang and Kampung Melayu areas where 1,058 people had to be evacuated due to the situation.

  • Subsequently, flood also occurred in Bekasi District, West Java Province. In this incident, about 5,200 people were reportedly affected.

10 Feb 2017 description

Description of Floods

Heavy rains that started in December 2016 continued until late January 2017 in parts of Malaysia, causing flooding in seven states of Peninsular Malaysia – Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Terengganu, Malacca and Selangor – and Sabah in East Malaysia. Owing to the rains, several districts in 10 of Malaysia's 13 states were affected by floods. More than 23,000 people, mainly from smaller towns and villages in rural areas, had to leave their homes to the relief centres.

03 Feb 2017 description



Affected areas

Cause of displacement

Between 90 and 230 IDPs killed


31 Jan 2017 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Lunar New Year celebrations have been disrupted across Peninsular Malaysia as several waves of flooding triggered by seasonal heavy rains have affected have affected nearly 15,000 people across 6 states.

As of today, nearly 7,800 people remain in evacuation centres. Johor and Pahang States have been particularly hard hit.

27 Jan 2017 description

The situation

The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the Malaysia since 23rd January 2017 have caused flooding in six states, namely, Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Sabah.

4,207 families have been evacuated to evacuation centres. The worst hit states are Johor and Pahang where waters have rose up to 1.5 metres in certain areas. More rains are expected this weekend putting these states in risk over heavy flooding.

Johor state was the worst hit as three days of relentless rain in two of its districts, Segamat and Kota Tinggi.

25 Jan 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past week causing floods. Approx. 281 mm of rain were recorded in Kuantan city (Pahang state) over 24 - 25 January.

  • Local media reported, as of 25 January at 7.00 UTC, that over 15 000 people have been evacuated in the states of Kelantan, Johor, Perak, Selangor, Malacca and Sabah.

  • Over the next 24 hours moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast to affect most of the country.

25 Jan 2017 description


• Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has been affecting the south-eastern Asia and French Polynesia over the last weeks, causing floods. According to local media, as of 24 January, 63 deaths and 65 000 evacuees have been reported in Thailand; in the Philippines 6 people died; in Malaysia at least 6 000 people have been evacuated; in French Polynesia damaged houses have been reported.

16 Jan 2017 description

In Malaysia, on December 31st 2016, heavy rains caused serious floods that hit Kelantan and Terengganu and affected over 10,000 residents. Looking down from inside a plane, parts of Terenganu were completely flooded. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the early morning to seek out temporary shelters. The affected residents were evacuated to higher ground.

13 Jan 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent and evolution in southern Narathiwat Province (Thailand) and Northern Kelantan State (Malaysia) as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 11 December 2016 and 04 January 2017. Within the analysed area, an increase of surface waters extent was observed in the 04 January 2017 image compared to the 11 December 2016 image: ~71,000 ha of surface water were observed the 11 December 2016 and reached ~108,580 ha the 04 January 2017. All over the analysed area, it corresponds to an evolution of about 50%.

06 Jan 2017 description

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysians have started mobilising the first wave of aid as the flood conditions in Kelantan and Terengganu have taken a turn for the worse with over 23,000 victims evacuated so far.

Many of them are also banding together to make sure their relief supplies reach the east coast flood victims more effectively.

05 Jan 2017 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Seasonal heavy rains have once again caused severe flooding in the East Coast of Malaysia, displacing around 25,000 people in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Government reports indicate that nearly 14,500 people remain in 51 evacuation centres in Kelantan, while 4,000 people are taking refuge in 60 recovery centres in Terengganu.

05 Jan 2017 description

The situation

The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. Public facilities including health centres and schools were also inundated. Schools were cancelled in many of the districts as they were converted into evacuation centres.