Thousands evacuated after floods hit a number of Malaysian states


About 4,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in six flood-hit Malaysian states, following continuous heavy rain since Friday, said the country's National Disaster Management Agency on Saturday (Dec 18).

Floodwaters in Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka have made several roads impassable, with reports of people stranded overnight in their cars.

The weather has also thrown operations out of schedule at Port Klang, the country’s leading port.

Several areas in the Klang Valley, including Kuala Lumpur, have not been spared.

Malaysia’s Meteorological Department on Saturday morning issued a red alert for continuous torrential rain in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang lasting the rest of the day.

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