‘Once in a 100 years’ flood: Two killed and 41,000 displaced in Malaysia

His body was found almost a day after he drifted away from the car in the currents and was retrieved by personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, it added. The car was found submerged about 100m from the bridge where they lost control of the vehicle, according to Malay Mail.  Meanwhile, eight people have been reported missing in Bentong, Pahang. They were believed to have been swept away by floodwaters.  Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations deputy director Ismail Abdul Ghani was quoted as saying by Bernama that three people, including a six-year-old, were reported missing in a water surge incident at a chalet, while five others went missing in Telemong.  The heavy downpours that pounded the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia beginning late Friday has been described as a “once in a 100 years” event.  “The annual rainfall in Kuala Lumpur is 2,400mm and this means (Friday’s) rainfall has exceeded the average rainfall for a month. It is something beyond expectations and only occurs once every 100 years,” Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) secretary-general Zaini Ujang was quoted as saying by Bernama.  The floods have caused thousands of residents to be evacuated, with many trapped in their vehicles and homes. Across the peninsula, more than 41,000 victims have been evacuated to relief centres as of Sunday, according to Bernama.  The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) was quoted as saying that seven states and one federal territory were affected by floods, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur.

‘Once in a 100 years’ flood: Two killed and 41,000 displaced in Malaysia

His body was found almost a day after he drifted away from the car in the currents and was retrieved by personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, it added. 

The car was found submerged about 100m from the bridge where they lost control of the vehicle, according to Malay Mail. 

Meanwhile, eight people have been reported missing in Bentong, Pahang. They were believed to have been swept away by floodwaters. 

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations deputy director Ismail Abdul Ghani was quoted as saying by Bernama that three people, including a six-year-old, were reported missing in a water surge incident at a chalet, while five others went missing in Telemong. 

The heavy downpours that pounded the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia beginning late Friday has been described as a “once in a 100 years” event. 

“The annual rainfall in Kuala Lumpur is 2,400mm and this means (Friday’s) rainfall has exceeded the average rainfall for a month. It is something beyond expectations and only occurs once every 100 years,” Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) secretary-general Zaini Ujang was quoted as saying by Bernama. 

The floods have caused thousands of residents to be evacuated, with many trapped in their vehicles and homes.

Across the peninsula, more than 41,000 victims have been evacuated to relief centres as of Sunday, according to Bernama. 

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) was quoted as saying that seven states and one federal territory were affected by floods, namely Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur.