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Thousands have been evacuated as a new flood hit Malaysia

Malaysia says it will provide $ 336.22 million (RM1.4 billion) in cash and other forms of relief to those affected by the severe floods this month.

Malaysia is seeking $ 3 million from the United Nations Green Climate Fund to develop a national plan to adapt to climate change. (Reuters)

Seven Malaysian states have been flooded, thousands more have been evacuated, and heavy rains over the past two weeks have affected a total of more than 125,000.

Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negrisumbiran and Sabah were still affected by the floods, with 8,727 people evacuated to 128 relief centers, the National Disaster Management Agency said in a statement on Sunday.

It is said that 125,490 people nationwide were affected by the flood, of which 117,700 returned home.

read more: Death and evacuation when floods devastate Malaysia

Unusual heavy rain

Floods are common on the east coast of Malaysia during the annual monsoon season from October to March, but the unusually heavy rainfall that began on December 17 has evacuated thousands of people for emergency service. It was a burden.

According to police tweets quoted by Inspector General Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, the floods have killed 50 people and left two missing.

Following the continuous heavy rain warning from the Meteorological Bureau, the National Disaster Management Center issued a disaster preparedness notice.

The Irrigation and Drainage Department also issued a high tide warning between January 2nd and 5th, warning residents on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, the statement said.

read more: Flood deaths in Malaysia are rising as cleanup activities continue.

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