Dec 3, 2013
Rising flood waters in various Malaysian states forced thousands of residents to evacuate on Tuesday.
MALAYSIA: Floods in Malaysia's Pahang state forced more than 5,000 people in four districts to evacuate on Tuesday morning.
A spokesman at the Pahang police headquarters said the four districts were Rompin, Kuantan, Pekan and Maran.
Meanwhile, 1,035 residents temporarily took shelter at evacuation centres as flood waters rose in Johor state.
Mersing police chief DSP Zulkifli Hashim said the victims were from 16 villages in the district.
Zulkifli said rain and the rising tide had caused the water level to rise to 3.3 metres on Monday night.
He said some roads could only be accessed by heavy duty vehicles.
Zulkifli added the district operations room was monitoring the situation while the rescue team involving various agencies were evacuating the residents to safer ground.
In Terengganu, 20 residents were also moved from their low-lying residence to three evacuation centres.
ZetaTalk ™ October 16, 2010
"t is the southern tip of the tongue which is utterly devastated. Draw a line just north of the Malaysia border and over the top of Borneo. The land on the tongue from this point south will double its elevation loss, so that Java and the islands bordering the Banda Sea will find they have lost a full 80 feet in elevation, sinking many coastal cities and small islands out of sight. Singapore will be awash, its streets hopelessly inundated. Vast areas of the northern coastline of Sumatra and the southern coastline of Borneo will likewise be inundated."