Malaysia floods: Rising water level causes power outages in Pahang
Floodwaters continued to rise in the eastern and southern states of Peninsula Malaysia on Wednesday, with the situation in Pahang made worse by power outages caused by rising water at electrical substations.
At least 33,000 victims have been evacuated to higher ground, with roads closed to traffic in Johor, Pahang and Terengganu, according to The National Security Council’s disaster relief centres. Floods are expected to hit Kelantan next.
The floods this year appear to be worse than last year’s. In December last year, during the worst of the floods, 20,000 were evacuated from those three states.
The flood claimed its first victim Monday night, when a 17-year-old boy was swept away by river torrents while fishing with his father in Terengganu, local media reported. A child is still missing.