Malaysia - Floods (DG ECHO, MetMalaysia, Floodlist, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 1 July 2020)

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  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting eastern Malaysia (in particular the Sabah State) since 27 June, triggering floods and causing damage.

  • Media report, as of 1 July, around 1,100 evacuated people, of which 634 in Tenom District, 323 in Kota Belud District, 62 in Papar District, 49 in Beaufort District, and 19 in Penampang District. Throughout the State, 152 villages across 11 Districts were reported affected.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over eastern Malaysia, with locally very heavy rainfall over southern Sabah State and the neighbouring northern Sarawak State.

  • Floods have also been reported since 29 June in the neighbouring state of Sarawak, where heavy rain has hit remote areas in the districts of Baram, Marudi, Long Lama, Lawas and Limbang. According to Barama Peoples action committee 1,000 people in the rural Long Panai settlement are isolated.

  • The Government of Malaysia, through the Civil Defence Department, the Fire Department and local authorities have organized the relocation of people in the most affected districts and have set up 15 temporary shelters in five of those districts (Tenom, Kota Belud, Papar, Beaufort and Penampang).