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Flood relief operations are in full swing as emergency food aid is being rushed to the interior north of Sarawak.

This follows the worsening situation in Ulu Baram, where access for some 7,000 people had been cut off as rain continues.

Several residents from the Marudi district and Long Lama sub-district have called The Star, saying they needed food supply.

The division’s Welfare Department head Goh Yong Kiat confirmed that it had received appeals for food aid from residents across Baram.

As of yesterday afternoon, he said at least 28 longhouses had been affected by floods.

“We have sent food to 21 of the 28 longhouses and we are arranging for the others. The deployed assistance will help at least 985 families,” Goh said, adding that they were liaising with Marudi’s district office, which oversees the operations.

Goh said Ulu Baram had been inundated since Dec 22, with some longhouses recording water levels rising over one metre.

In Kuching, heavy rain coupled with high tide caused Bintulu in central Sarawak to be inundated, a rare occurrence for the town.

The rain, which began after noon yesterday, caused several low-lying areas along the coastline to be swamped some two hours later.

By 5pm, flood waters had reach major parts of the inner city.

Among the affected areas were Kampung Assyakirin and Kampung Kemunting.

Kidurong assemblyman Chiew Chin Sing said floods were still being reported in residential areas further away from the coast, while electricity was cut off.

Many netizens noted that it was rare for Bintulu to be flooded, even when other towns in Sarawak were known to be flood prone.

According to the Meteorological Department, Bintulu has received 373mm of rainfall since Dec 1, including a whopping 134mm reported on Dec 23 alone.

It also issued a second category warning for strong winds and rough seas expected for thunderstorms in the waters off Sarawak, affecting Rejang, Mukah and Bintulu.

Published on Dec 26, 2013

Residents of Santa Leopoldina traverse flooded area by boat, singing and playing Christmas songs to flood victims.

Flash flood has hit low-lying areas after days of heavy downpour, prompting the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to be on the alert as the King Tide approaches.

DID Divisional engineer Ting Sing Kwong said the King Tide would be here tomorrow, and the water level was expected to be high again after the one earlier this month.

He said the last King Tide measured four metres and this time, it would be 3.8 metres.

“There is a possibility of a flood if the rain continues to pour. I call on residents in the low lying areas to be on the alert,” he said.

Ting added that although it had been raining, it had not been heavy enough to cause floods.

He said the rising water in the low lying areas now was caused by their bottle-neck water outlets, where the rain water could not be flushed out fast enough.

The divisional engineer admitted there was a problem at the drains at Chew Sik Hiong commercial area and he had informed Sibu Municipal Council about it.

… He said the next King Tide starting tomorrow would stay for about 10 days. He said the tide would subside to about 3.3 metres on Jan 9.

The Meteorological Department forecasts strong winds and rough seas up to Tuesday.

Floods and mudslides caused byheavy downpours have killed at least 20 people in southeastern Brazil.

In the coastal city of Vila Velha, in the state of Espirito Santo, streets were flooded and people worked through the night at a donation centre to prepare food packets for those affected. Six people were reported to have died in floodwaters or mudslides in the state, with more than 40 thousand people forced from their homes.

The state’s governor has declared a state of emergency in 45 of the state’s 78 towns. The civil defence department of the neighbouring Minas Gerais state said that 14 people had died there and about 700 people were forced to seek shelter in public buildings or in the homes of friends and relatives.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), 3,929 people are still evacuating Purwerejo, Central Java over the weekend following floods and landslides that have killed five people.

Purwerejo police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Roma Hutajulu said three people died after being swept away by rushing waters, while two lost their lives in a landslide triggered by the torrential rain.

“We are still on alert, 400 police officers have been mobilized to help victims and we have set up a soup kitchen to provide food for the evacuees,” Roma said on Sunday.

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains raging from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, struck 63 villages and 13 subdistricts, reported the BNPB.

Four people were found dead while one was declared missing and is feared to be dead.

The Kebumen Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), military and police have rescued the injured and ushered them to the nearest hospital.

Kebumen regional government declared a state of emergency until Jan. 3.

Landslides also blocked access to Madurejo village in Puring subdistrict, isolating at least 150 villagers.

The agency was only able to distribute aid by boat as roads are still inundated.

The torrential rain also caused the Gentang River embankment to collapse and flood nearby villages.

However, road access to Butuh subdistrict, which was previously cut off, has been restored.

On Thursday, a landslide triggered by heavy rain in the west end of the West Javan province Bandung killed at least one person and forced dozens to evacuate.

The landslide damaged houses in three subdistricts and buried the road connecting West Bandung and Cimahi district. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of BNPD, reminded residents of the area to stay alert between December and January, when rainfall is expected to remain high…

Published on Dec 22, 2013


The rising water caused serious problems for residents in Shelby County where emergency crews were hard at work all day preparing for more heavy rain.

The American Red Cross set up a shelter at Shelbyville High School for people who were advised to evacuate their homes.

Residents in these areas are being asked to evacuate their homes until flooding recedes.

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency said that included about 600 homes in low lying areas near the Big Blue River.

Only six people came to the shelter by Saturday night, but that could quickly change if the river spills over the levy.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do. I just know that I can’t go home right now,” said Donna Hill, cradling her little dog in her arm inside the shelter at Shelbyville High School.

That’s where Hall and her husband came when firefighters knocked on the door of their home on Sunset Boulevard near the Big Blue River and told them it was time to go.

“We got our stuff and left,” said Hall.

When they got to the shelter though, they found out their dog couldn’t stay. So they brought her out to their car parked in the high school parking lot…

Hall was just one of hundreds of Shelbyville residents who live in low lying areas and were threatened by flooding. …

With roads closed and sand bags ready to go should the river make its way over the levy, even Nolley had a back-up plan.

“If it looks like it’s getting close to coming over the levy, maybe we’ll move to higher ground,” said Nolley.

As their back-up to the levy, the city of Shelbyville put up concrete barriers and sandbags.

“Way to start the holidays, but you know it’s part of it,” said Shelbyville’s Mayor Tom Debaun, acknowledging that when there’s a river in your community, this is par for the course when instead of a white Christmas, it’s turning out to be an extremely wet one…

Published on Dec 22, 2013

“NEW” This video was taken from my back yard. Showing the damage that the fllod caused. It rained for 3 days. Before the rain started we already had 6+ inches of snow on the ground.. The water covered more than 6 achers of farm and homes. The creek that overflowed is over a 1/4 mile away . Its way back behind the house on the left of the picture.

Published on Dec 23, 2013


Flooding has forced a retirement village and several homeowners to evacuate in La Rue, Ohio. The fire department expects water levels to rise throughout most of Sunday.

Authorities say six to eight people had to be rescued, some by raft, and others left their homes on their own and waded through water.

Fire crews went door to door in flooded areas, recommending people leave their homes.

Several state roads and streets in the city of La Rue are blocked until waters recede.

Published on Dec 22, 2013

Larue, Ohio, Marion County. Camera had wrong date and time.

Dec 22, 2013

Fuel shortages in Waspám in the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, one of the towns most affected by the rains that hit the region , is the main reason that even after several days no real status of the damage is known mainly caused crops of community, he told El Nuevo Diario, the mayor of this town, Alex Fernandez

Fernandez lamented the inaction of both the regional and central authorities , to address the situation .

We have not been answered on regional level, much less the center, here with the few resources on the mayor we have sent aid to the brothers of Awas Tingni, where they remain evacuated 25 familie, they lost everything,” observed mayor Fernandez.

However, Colonel Rogelio Flores, head of the Civil Defense Army Nicaragu , told El Nuevo Diario that had begun to send humanitarian aid to those affected by the floods, such as blankets, mats and other items.

The overflowing river Wawa Boom remains paralyzed traffic , which has pushed up prices of products in Puerto Cabezas and Waspám, as traders have to pay between 600 and 1,500 Cordobas per charge, which must be borne by consumers, while those traveling must pay 50 cordobas by crossing.


As predicted by Malaysia’s Meteorological Department, a second wave of flooding has begun in Malaysia. However, rather than the predicted states of Terengganu, Pahang and Johor being hit, this time the flooding has struck in Malaysia’s far eastern state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo.

Rain has been falling there since Tuesday 17 December and the Padas River broke its banks early on Thursday 19 December 2013. Flood waters have reached above 1 metre in some villages, making many roads impassable.

Local media are reporting that around 22 villages have been flooded. The worst affected area is the sub-district of Kemabong, in particular Kg Gumisi, where around 44 families were evacuated. Evacuations were also necessary in Kuala Tomani and Kg Bangkulin, although it is understood this involved around only 10 families. There have been no reports of any injuries or fatalities in the flooding.

Temporary shelter in local authority buildings and mosques have been set up for the displace. Food and other aid is being distributed there.

Kemabong is a fairly remote area located about 40km from the town of Tenom, Sabah.

“Tenom Floods: Where is the Federal Government? – Dr. Jeffrey”

The devastating floods in Tenom the last 2 days show the need to re-think and rationalise the federal-Sabah administrative set-up. We cannot continue to allow the disparity in the treatment of Sabahans compared to the counterparts in the Peninsula by the federal government and federal agencies” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief after making visiting the Tenom flood areas.

There was practically no effort made by the departments and relief agencies to render any assistance to the flood victims in Tenom, complained the affected villagers.

“The main problem is that these federal departments and agencies are all under federal control. The fire and rescue department was only put on standby while the floods inundated many villages and left many villagers stranded”, observed Dr. Jeffrey.

Published on Dec 19, 2013

Water soak three villages and one village in the town of Sampang, East Java, on Wednesday, following the heavy rain which flushed the area since Tuesday (12/17).

“The three villages are flooded is a village in the Sampang Stage, Pasean Village, and the Village of Mount Maddah Dalpenang,” said Head of the Regional Disaster Penanggunalangan (BPBDs) Sampang regency, Hartono Vishnu…

According to data in the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Bojonegoro, Solo River floodwaters overflowing soak in the local area 143 villages spread over 15 districts, of which, the District Trucuk, Kalitidu, Dander, City, Cotton, Balen, Kanor and Baureno. Residents of flood-affected families as many as 8,482 head, of which, 1,675 souls were displaced in a number of refugee camps.

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The 7 of 10 on the Sunda Plate appears to be completing its process. It appeared from MODIS satellite shots that the degree of sinking predicted by the Zetas had already occurred, but with Viet Nam and now this in Java, it is clear that a bit more to go was to occur. …”

“Conditions tidal influence on sea water flooding conditions. In the period from January to June 2013 alone, the floods have struck the region around seven times over the worst incident in April 2013.