June 4, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Flooding in Southern Malaysia Forces 40,000 People to Flee Homes

BATU PAHAT, Malaysia—Flooding resulting from days of torrential rain has forced almost 40,000 people to flee their homes in Malaysia’s southern Johor state, bordering Singapore, and at least four people have died during the past week, officials said on Saturday.
“We used to always prepare for the rainy season in November and December,” Mohd Noor Saad, a 57-year-old resident in the town of Yong Peng, in Johor’s Batu Pahat district told Reuters.
“Each household had a boat, but now with the unpredictable weather, it seems that we are not prepared and it’s become chaotic.”
Authorities have set up more than 200 relief shelters for people displaced by the floods, the national disaster management agency said….
Source: The Epoch Times