Malaysia is currently facing her worst floods since 1971, with over 91,000 people affected in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak and Perlis. There are news of many victims stranded helplessly as they watched their homes and businesses wrecked by the massive flood while the Federal government‘s responses are said to be appalling.
More local news on the flood:
– Number of flood victims in 4 states hits 103,000
– Situation continues to worsen in badly-hit Kelantan and Terengganu
– More evacuated as floods continue to plague states
– Floods hit the East Coast
If you’re thinking to provide food and beverage assistance to the victims, here are some tips:
Other non-food emergency kit are as follow:
Understanding the basics of surviving:
Respective humanitarian bodies:
Specific item(s) requested: traditional Malay floor mats, women sanitary pads, baby napkins/diapers, Malay ‘sarong’, styrofoam plates, cups and cutleries, cooking pots, blankets, pillows, and dry food.
Flood relief efforts are on the way, as reported in lowyat.net forum, check out the thread for updates as the East Coast braves the challenge of mother nature.
Click here to view updates on the river levels in Malaysia.
28 December 2014: Latest urgent necessities – mineral water, rice and milk for babies.
29 December 2014: As of today, flood evacuees stand on 225,731 in 6 states – Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak, Johor and Selangor.
3 January 2015: The “lucky” ones who could return home after flood waters receded have started the daunting task of cleaning up. Some who were evacuated to larger schools said that while supplies are sufficient, the centres got too crowded.
3 January 2014: Over 240,674 people were evacuated from their homes in Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Johor, Perlis, Selangor and Kedah. Close to half have since returned as floodwaters have receded in most areas.