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28 Nov 2020 | 03:51 AM UTC

Malaysia: Authorities carry out evacuations in Terengganu state amid flooding in parts of Peninsular Malaysia November 28

Authorities carry out evacuations in Terengganu state amid flooding in parts of Peninsular Malaysia on November 28; monitor weather updates

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Event

Authorities have evacuated at least 1692 people across Terengganu state amid continued flooding in parts of the Peninsular Malaysia as of Saturday, November 28. The worst affected district of the state is Kemaman, where most of the evacuations have taken place. In neighboring Kelantan state, low-lying areas of Rantau Panjan including Kampung Bongor, Kampung Kusar, Kampung Lanchang, and Kampung Terusan have been inundated. In Perak state, 187 people remain in relief centres in Hilir Peral, Kerian, and Manjung. In Melaka state, the situation in flood-affected areas has improved, with numbers of evacuees dropping to 18 from 48.

Associated disruptions are likely to continue in the near term.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

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