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22 Aug 2008 description

Simulated Exercise: Typhoon Disaster Scenario

"In the early morning of 27 August 2008, Typhoon "X" with a velocity of 140 km/hour landed at Muang District, Rayong, an industrial and coastal province in Thailand. The typhoon caused heavy damage to houses, public buildings and facilities, cargo ships and fishing boats. It also damaged electricity poles, triggering a power shortage in the province.

08 Jan 2008 description

By : Deborah Loh

UTRAJAYA: The agriculture sector lost RM50 million after floods hit padi fields, vegetable and aquaculture farms and livestock around the country.

24 Dec 2007 description

KUANTAN, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- The Pahang government has received RM245,000 from various parties, including corporate organisations and individuals for distribution to flood victims in the state.

State Financial Officer Datuk Norzan Ahmad said Monday payments would be disbursed after the government had assessed the damage wreaked by the floods.

He told reporters this after receiving a contribution of RM100,000 from the developer of Putra Square, Jasa Imani Sdn.

24 Dec 2007 description

MARAN, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- The Education Ministry today gave the assurance that flood-hit schools will get their textbooks and teaching aids before the start of the new school year.

Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry had sufficient allocation to replace equipment damaged by the floods.

"Everything is under control. It's my duty and the ministry's duty to make sure that the affected schools can begin their sessions," he told reporters after visiting the Ulu Luit and Paya Pasir national schools here.

24 Dec 2007 description

KUANTAN, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- The situation in the flood-affected areas in Pahang has improved with the number of evacuees having dropped to 8,807 from 10,172 this morning at the 57 relief centres in five flood-hit districts in the state.

A spokesman of the Pahang police operations room said Pekan still had the highest number of evacuees, at 6,790, who were sheltered at 38 relief centres in the district, followed by Kuantan (1,000), Maran (801), Rompin (185) and Bera (31).

The main road linking Pekan and Kuantan is still closed to all vehicles while Jalan Pekan-Paloh Hinai has …

23 Dec 2007 description

UANTAN, Dec 23 (Bernama) -- More flood victims in Pahang got to return to their homes with relief centres in the state now accomodating only 10,239 people compared to 10,651 this afternoon.

A State flood operations room spokesman told Bernama that as of 8pm tonight, a total of 70 relief centres remained opened to accomodate 2,198 families in five affected districts.

Pekan still recorded the highest number of evacuees at 8,065 people followed by Kuantan (1,025), Maran (911), Rompin (204) and Bera (34).

Only the main road linking Pekan and Kuantan at KM19 and KM8 remained closed to …

21 Dec 2007 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 21 December 2007 - MERCY Malaysia deployed a Rapid Assessment Team of 5 medical and non-medical volunteers to Bera District, Pahang on 16 December 2007. With a total population of 80,000 people, Bera alone has recorded more than 2000 evacuees. Whilst assessing the severity of the flood impacting the district of Bera, the medical team conducted mobile clinic programmes in 4 evacuation centres in which they treated over 100 patients.

14 Dec 2007 description

The MRCS response team comprising of 10 volunteers with were deployed to Buluh Kasap which was cut off by road due to heavy flooding. Their immediate aim was to provide necessary medical services. The team was working along side with members from local Health Department.

At the same time another team on standby for deployment to Pahang as and when necessary.

13 Dec 2007 description

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Government agencies have been instructed to rush food and other essential items to the 19,000 flood victims in Kelantan, Johor and Pahang.

"Our focus is on how to get aid to the flood victims," Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said after handing over two containers of food and other essential items worth RM100,000 from Tesco Hypermarket for the flood victims in Kelantan and Johor here Wednesday.

He said the despatch of food and the other items was part of the government's effort to rush aid to the …

12 Dec 2007 description

Kuala Lumpur_(dpa) _ More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to rising water in several Malaysian states as the nationwide death toll climbed to 12, reports said Thursday.

The southern Johor state was worst-hit with some 13,000 evacuees, while the central state of Pahang recorded more than 10,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes for temporary relief shelters, the New Straits Times daily said.

Other states affected by the yearly floods include the eastern states of Terengganu and Kelantan.

Government relief agencies have been instructed …

10 Dec 2007 description
report Xinhua

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia's east coast floods claimed 7 lives in Kelantan, Pahang and Johor state, local media reported on Monday.

More than 4,000 people were sent to relief centers, as forecasters warned of more monsoon rains across the country, The Star said.

The meteorological department warned that moderate rainfall in Kelantan and Pahang is expected to continue until Tuesday morning while moderate rainfall is expected to continue until Monday in Terengganu, another state of east coast.

10 Dec 2007 description

Kuala Lumpur_(dpa) _ More than 3,000 people have been forced to leave their homes as rising flood waters claimed five victims in three Malaysian states, police said Monday.

In the north-eastern state of Kelantan, 1,610 people have been evacuated from their flooded homes and placed in temporary relief shelters, a police spokesman said.

Thousands more are facing similar situations in the central Pahang state and southern state of Johor as continuous rainfall caused police to close major roads and issue warnings to those living near swelled rivers.

07 Dec 2007 description

The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) has activated its Operations Room at MRC Headquarters and Disaster Response Team in a concerted effort to continue assisting the communities across the country that is being affected by ongoing flooding.

Currently, the MRCS teams have been deployed to Johor together with the Rescue Team comprises of 25 member and 2 boats. Together with them is the assessment team now in Kota Tinggi to assess and report on type of relief aid required.