Malaysia - Floods and landslides (MET Malaysia, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 September 2021)

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  • Since 15 September, heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Sabah State (northern Borneo Island, Malaysia), causing floods and landslides and leading to casualties.

  • Media report that in Penampang District, at least two people died following a landslide event, and 32 people have been sheltered at an evacuation centre. The most affected areas in Sabah include Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan - Districts, where floodwater has damaged a number of houses and road sections.

  • On 17-19 September, moderate rain with thunderstorms is forecast over most of Sabah State.