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Report: Flooding and mudslides to affect some parts of the country

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by January 12, 2018 General

An aerial view of Kampung Seberang Batu Badak in Segamat after two days of continuous rain. — Picture courtesy of Segamat Disaster Management CommitteeAn aerial view of Kampung Seberang Batu Badak in Segamat after two days of continuous rain. — Picture courtesy of Segamat Disaster Management CommitteeKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― Those living in Pekan, Pahang, Mersing, Johor and Kuala Dungun, Terengganu should prepare for possible evacuation and road closures as the ongoing heavy rainfall is said to last at least until the weekend, AccuWeather forecasted.

The weather forecast agency reported that downpours are expected to hit the south-eastern coast of the peninsula, including Singapore, and the chances of “life-threatening” flooding and mudslides are high.

“The system developing into a tropical depression is unlikely, but enhanced rainfall will occur regardless,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls was quoted as saying.

However, AccuWeather said KL will be free from potential disaster because of neighbouring mountains in the east.

The eastern part of Malaysia, according to the report, will receive the heaviest rainfall with a total of 200-400mm until Monday.

The shift from the eastern to the south-eastern coast, it added, is expected to happen after Sunday.

Yesterday, Malay Mail reported that the Segamat district remained flooded after continuous rainfall in the past two days.

The incident caused 31 people from 10 families to be relocated to a relief centre.

In Penang, six houses were destroyed in Kepala Batas in yesterday’s storm.

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