Volunteers Helped Flood Victims By Cooking And Taking Care Of Children

Johor, Pahang and Terengganu were hit by seasonal floods yesterday, 3 Dec 2013, and the situation in Pahang has worsened.

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The Second Wave Of Floods Is Predicted To Hit The East Coast On 18 December

The National Security Council (MKN) is all prepared to face the second wave of floods which is expected to occur this Wednesday.

The Meteorological Department said more areas would be affected because of the combined factors of high tides, strong winds and heavy rains.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said they would be better prepared this time than when facing the first wave of floods with all machinery from the agencies already deployed.

Shahidan said better relief centres had also been identified to temporarily house the flood victims compared to the previous ones chosen following complaints that they were not comfortable and strategic.

Flood Victims Prepare For Massive Clean-Up As The Situation In Pahang Improves

Flooded area in Temerloh.

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The situation in flood-hit areas of Pahang continues to improve, with more evacuees returning to their homes.

As at 8 am today, only 2,806 still remained at relief centres, down from the 3,543 last night, according to a spokesman of the Pahang Police flood operations room.

Flood victims now face the daunting task of cleaning their houses of the silt and mud left behind by floodwaters and sorting out their possessions which can be salvaged.

JPA, Penang Welfare Department, Netizens And Ordinary Malaysians Are Raising Funds And Sending Aid To Flood Victims

The Putrajaya Public Services Department (JPA) launched JPA4U today, and its first task is to provide assistance to flood victims in Kuantan.

Penang Welfare and Caring Society committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said 15 welfare department staff have so far been sent to Kuantan to provide humanitarian assistance.

Khazanah Nasional Berhad will be contributing RM10mil to aid those affected by the recent floods. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that the contribution will go towards rebuilding works and financial aid for flood victims.

Netizen Hezeri Samsuri raised RM30,000 on Facebook among friends to help Kuantan flood victims within hours. Within a few hours, he received RM20,000 in cash and some RM10,000 worth of essential items from friends and well-wishers.

This fund raising page created by an ordinary Malaysian will support the victims by providing them clean drinking water and food supplies, also blankets and clothings to warm them up.

JPA launched its flood relief programme, JPA4U, to send aid to flood victims.

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Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan And Johor May Experience A Second Wave Of Floods Later This Month

More floods are expected to hit the Malaysian east coast later this month, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

Its central forecast division director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah told The New Straits Times that heavy rainfall is expected between the third week of this month and next February.

He said the second wave of floods would likely hit Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Johor. These states are still reeling from flood waters which have inundated most areas there.

Mr Helmi said the prolonged heavy rainfall will coincide with the full moon on Dec 17, which may result in unusually high tides. He blamed the yearly worsening flood situations on “extreme weather” conditions.

There may be a second wave of floods later this month.

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The Association of Banks In Malaysia Will Allow Flood Victims To Defer Home Loan Repayments

Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) members with operations in the East Coast states, Johor and Malacca will be pro-actively assisting customers, individuals or businesses affected by the floods.

In a statement issued Monday, it said the assistance provided by banks may include, but are not limited to, deferring home loan repayments, restructuring business loans without incurring fees or granting a temporary suspension of repayment instalments.

"Banks understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for those households and businesses affected by the floods. Our member banks are making efforts to reach out to customers to help them get back on their feet," said ABM executive director.

Chuah Mei Lin, executive director of ABM.

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Tengku Puan Pahang Cooked For Up To 4,000 Flood Victims In Kuantan

Tengku Puan Pahang Tengku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Sultan Iskandar seen cooking for flood victims in Kuantan.

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Tengku Puan Pahang Tengku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Sultan Iskandar seen cooking for flood victims in Kuantan.

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"Kalau banjir ini memang saya pergi tiap-tiap pusat pemindahan dan saya memasak untuk lunch dinner. Bagi spesial sikit kalau tak kesian tengok dia orang makan nasi kawah apa. Jadi saya pergi sekali tengok kesian dia orang makan. Saya sembah kat Tengku Mahkota boleh tak saya masak. Air tangan sendiri punya resipi. Alhamdullillah tiap-tiap hari saya masak dua atau tiga tempat. Masak hari ni untuk 4 ribu orang. Alhamdullillah lah. Apa ini yang saya berbakti memberi balik kepada rakyat." jelas baginda.

Tengku Puan sanggup mencemar duli, meninggalkan keselesaan istana demi bersama-sama rakyat di pusat pemindahan banjir.
Kehadiran Tengku Puan pula bukan sekadar meninjau keadaan tetapi turut serta membuat kerja kebajikan termasuk memasak, mengagihkan makanan dan mengenalpasti masalah yang timbul.

Tengku Puan Pahang Tengku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Sultan Iskandar spotted eating.

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KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah seen cooking for flood victims.

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Tengku Puan Pahang Tengku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Sultan Iskandar berkenan mencemar duli bukan sekadar melawat ke pusat pemindahan mangsa banjir di Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Chung Ching Kuantan tengahari tadi.

Slight Improvement Of Flood Situation In Pahang, Kelantan And Johor As Of 8 Dec

A youth holds on to a lamp post while playing in floodwaters in Temerloh, Pahang, December 5, 2013.

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The state Drainage Irrigation Department (DID) reported that the water levels at the all major rivers in Terengganu were now below the danger mark.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said district health office staff had visited the relief centres to monitor the health of flood victims.

There have also
been no reports of of infectious disease outbreaks due to the floods that inundated the east coast states and Johor since last week.

Terengganu saw a further increase in the number of flood evacuees, from 22,391 this morning to 23,102 people this afternoon, while there was a slight improvement in the situation in Pahang, Kelantan and Johor.

"Anggota #Bomba dan Penyelamat memberi bantuan kepada mangsa #banjir di Pahang".

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1,000 Local Volunteers Helped Flood Victims In Kemaman By Cooking And Taking Care Of Children

For the rescuers who battled day and night to save the flood victims, their dedication was tested to the limit when they returned home only to find their own families had fallen victim to the same fate.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the volunteers played various roles in assisting the disaster victims. Apart from helping the victims to evacuate, he said, they also took on the role of cooks and took care of children.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Ahmad Shabery and Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said checking on Omar Mohamed, 63, who felt sick at the Sekolah Menengah Banggol flood relief centre.

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"setelah suruh #banjir -kemaman #BOMBA".

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"keadaan dalam rumah mangsa banjir setelah surut air di kemaman #BOMBA #banjir".

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More than 1,000 local volunteers were lending a helping hand to flood victims in Kemaman which was struck by a second wave of floods yesterday.

Situation In Johor Has Improved As Flood Waters Receded On Thursday

The beautiful act of #mothernature a #rainbow seen here in #Johor #Malaysia.#wonderful#sight#please#like

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Flood waters have receded in the state and the situation has improved from Thursday as evacuees were able to return to their homes.

There was a significant improvement in the weather state wide as 6,997 victims were allowed to go home from the relief centres as of 6.19pm Thursday.

The flood situation in Johor is improving as only 1,825 victims from 468 families are still in 26 temporary relief centres in the state.

Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu will continue to experience heavy rainfall.

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Government Will Consider Giving Special Aid To Flood Victims, Says Najib Razak After Checking On Flood Situation

"Taman Tas Kuantan #BOMBA #Kuantan".

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took a helicopter ride for an aerial view of the floods in his home state of Pahang after hastily leaving the Umno General Assembly he had opened in Kuala Lumpur earlier yesterday.

Concerned about the plight of flood victims following the worsening situation in Pahang, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak left the Umno general assembly in a rush to observe the situation in his homestate.

Najib arrived in an official jet at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base here about 2pm before he boarded a helicopter about 15 minutes later.

The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) is prepared to house flood evacuees in Pahang at its military camps. Raja Mohamed Affandi said housing the evacuees at the camps would help save cost and facilitate army personnel in providing assistance to them.

Najib Razak meeting the victims displaced by flood.

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One More Person Dead And Two Others Missing As Floods Worsen

The flood situation in Pahang worsened with one death from drowning being reported and two missing as more people were evacuated to higher ground.

A 21-year-old man drowned in the state on Wednesday, adding to an earlier fatality in neighbouring Terengganu state.

A spokesman at the flood operations room at the state police contingent headquarters said Mohamed Alif Khalid, 21, drowned at 4.15pm Wednesday after he went fishing alone at Sungai Kampung Sepial in Kuala Tembeling, Jerantut.

Meanwhile, Pekan Umno division committee member Jamali Jani, 45, and his son Megat Mohd Nazli Jamali, 17, are believed to be missing after they fell into the flood waters in Sungai Isap village at about 7.30pm yesterday.

They are believed to have fallen in the water while trying to retrieve belongings from their house, Bernama said.

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Parliament Has Rejected A Motion To Declare State Of Emergency To Facilitate Flood Relief Works In The East Coast

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An emergency motion in Parliament today on the worsening floods, which reportedly claimed one life, was rejected, even as some 19,000 people are forced to seek shelter at relief centres in Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

Fuziah said thousands of people were left stranded yesterday, without food and electricity supply. She asked for Putrajaya to declare a ‘state of emergency’ in order to facilitate flood relief works.

Fuziah said she was besieged by calls last night from victims who were trapped in their homes and evacuation centres, with no food, water and electricity supply. She claimed there was no response from authorities like the police and Fire and Rescue Services Department.

Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) however, chided Fuziah for wasting her time in Parliament, saying she should instead focus on assisting the victims in her constituency. "She should have stayed there to monitor the situation. If it was my area, I would have been with my people... for however long it takes," he slammed.

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[#FLOODS UPDATE] 17-Year-Old Boy Feared To Have Drowned And Child Reported Missing

Shot of the flood in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Photo from Sin Chew Daily.

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Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said 51 relief centres had been opened up statewide with 3,303 evacuees in Rompin, followed by Kuantan (2,791), Maran (1,111), Pekan (435) and Jerantut (62).
“The rainfall volume in the past few days has reached 400mm daily, which is equivalent to half a month’s rain,” he said after chairing a special meeting with the National Security Council here yesterday.

Kemaman MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the boy was believed to have drowned in Kampung Padang Kubu, Kijal, yesterday. Another child is also feared missing following a rip tide in Kijal.

A 17-year-old boy is feared to have drowned while a child has been reported missing due to the floods that have hit the Kemaman district in Terengganu.

Johor, Pahang And Terengganu Were Hit By Seasonal Floods Yesterday, 3 Dec 2013

In deep water: People making their way through the flood waters in Kuantan.

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Various parts of Malaysia, including Johor, Pahang and Terengganu were hit by seasonal floods brought on by torrential rain yesterday.

Officials in PAHANG said more than 5,000 people from four of the state’s districts — Rompin, Kuantan, Pekan and Maran — were evacuated to relief centres. They advised people in flood-prone areas to be on alert as heavy rains were expected to continue over the next few days.

In TERENGGANU, the situation in the flood-hit district of Kemaman also took a turn for the worse, with 121 families involving 452 victims placed in FRCs this morning as compared to just 20 victims last night, 2 Dec 2013.

Residents around Sungai Lembing made their way to the relief centres, carrying their belongings across the Sungai Charu bridge. Photo from Fz.

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"banjir yg teruk menyebabkan kesesakan lalulintas yg tidak mampu di kawal #relamt" - Photo from @amirahmad89/Twitter.

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A group of children wading through flood water in Kampung Cherating Damai. Photo from Fz.

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People seeking shelter at a water tank structure after Kemaman town was flooded. - Pic courtesy JKKK Fan Club Facebook, December 4, 2013.

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In JOHOR, Batu 18 Sungai Ara-Kota Tinggi was not passable to all vehicles after the water level there rose as high as four metres, according to Mersing police chief DSP Zulkifli Hashim.

As Of Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013, More Than 9,000 People Evacuated To Flood Relief Centres (FRC) From Pahang

A photo contributed by a Channel NewsAsia viewer shows people wading through a flooded street in Kuantan, Malaysia's Pahang state. (Photo: @Myzatulrahman/Twitter)

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The rising water level has also forced RapidKuantan, which operates 46 bus services in 13 routes in and around Kuantan, to stop its services temporarily.

According To The National Security Council (MKN) Portal, Mersing Recorded The Highest Number Of Evacuees at 5,441 People

According to the National Security Council (MKN) portal, in Johor, Mersing recorded the highest number of evacuees at 5,441 people followed by Segamat (1,184), Kota Tinggi (192), Kluang (189), Muar (87) and Batu Pahat (13).

Rows of cars taking a chance and driving through flood waters along the main road from Kota Tinggi leading to Tanjung Sedili in Johor on Tuesday, Dec 3 ,2013. Photo from The Star.

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Groups of children and teenagers playing in the flood waters in Sedili, Johor on Tuesday, Dec 3 ,2013. Photo from The Star.

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Groups of children playing in the flood waters in Kampung Gembut, Sedili on Tuesday, Dec 3 ,2013. Photo from The Star.

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Groups of children playing in the flood waters in Kampung Gembut, Sedili on Tuesday, Dec 3 ,2013. Photo from The Star.

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18 FRCs had been opened in Mersing as of 11am today, 4 Dec 2013, six in Segamat, two in Kluang and one in Kota Tinggi. Meanwhile, Shahrul Hassan, 43, a motorist, told Bernama that Km32 and Km35 of Jalan Mersing-Kota Tinggi were still flooded and only passable to heavy vehicles.

Floods In Pahang Has Almost Paralysed The Town Centre

The flooding in Pahang has almost paralysed the town centre and surrounding areas when there is no electricity and water supply in most parts. Photo from NST.

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The flooding in Pahang has almost paralysed the town centre and surrounding areas when there is no electricity and water supply in most parts.
To compound the matter, the phone lines and handphone coverage are unstable, making it difficult to reach the police and other agencies.

Terminal Sentral Kuantan, photo found on Life @ Kuantan Facebook page on 4 Dec 2013.

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"Belakang UTC hari ini" - Photo from Life @ Kuantan Facebook on 4 Dec 2013.

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No Casualties Have Been Reported Due To The Floods In Johor Thus Far

Although there were no casualties reported so far, more than 5,000 people from four of Pahang's districts - Rompin, Kuantan, Pekan and Maran.

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