On 14 December 2021, a tropical depression made landfall on the eastern coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, bringing torrential downpours throughout the region for three (3) days. Eight (8) states in Malaysia suffered major flooding, leaving at least thirty-seven (37) dead, ten (10) missing and the displacement of over 70,000 residents. It is the worst flood in the country since the 2014 – 2015 Malaysia floods. It has also been historically compared with the 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods. It is the deadliest tropical cyclone-related disaster to hit Malaysia since Tropical Storm Greg of 1996.
This natural disaster comes at the height of monsoon season in Malaysia, which typically lasts from November to March. Flooding measured as high as five (5) meters/sixteen (16) feet has been reported in some areas. Relief efforts have begun, and the military is evacuating people from the hardest-hit areas, where floodwaters remain. More storms are expected this week and with them, more flooding.
ECI, the Board of Directors and Staff send our thoughts and best wishes to those who have been impacted by these devastating floods.
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Donations can be made to:
Malaysian Red Crescent Society – www.redcrescent.org.my
Mercy Malaysia – www.mercy.org.my/donate