More than 35,000 displaced by floods in Malaysia | More than 35 thousand people displaced from seven states and union territories due to floods



More than 35,000 displaced by floods in Malaysia | More than 35 thousand people displaced from seven states and union territories due to floods

Digital Desk, Kuala Lumpur. Heavy rains in Malaysia have displaced more than 35,000 people in seven states and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur as of Sunday night. This information was obtained from data from the Malaysian Social Welfare Department. The worst-hit state is located on the east coast of Malaysia on the Pahang Peninsula, where about 20,000 people have been evacuated to flood relief facilities, Xinhua news agency reported.

The country’s Meteorological Department has withdrawn its warning of continuous heavy rain for the states of Kelantan, Selangor, Terengganu and Pahang, but the rain is expected to continue in the coming weeks. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yacoub announced an initial funding of $23.7 million to repair homes and infrastructure damaged in floods after torrential rains hit the country over the weekend, as well as financial assistance to affected families.

We will expedite the payment of flood-affected areas like Selangor and six other states, he said in a press conference. This allocation will be increased from time to time as per the requirement. Ismail Sabri said he would ensure that the evacuation centers have adequate basic facilities, face masks, food and other essential supplies. He said that medical teams would be deployed at flood relief centers to take care of the displaced people and to check for COVID-19 to prevent infection.

(IANS)

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