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Flooding as of February 3, 2011

Geologists Want Communities in Oas Immediately Relocated
January 29, 2011
Geologists are now recommending to Gov. Joey Salceda the immediate relocation of close to 2,000 villagers living in he western side of Albay. The study found out that the rocks beneath the barangay (village) have already been fracturing because of the same regional stresses that cause fault movement. These fractures became pathways for water to enter into the rock layers and weaken their structural integrity.
Philippines: Nearly 6,000 evacuated in Caraga due to floods, landslides
February 2, 2011
Disaster management officials in the Caraga region in Mindanao have implemented a forced evacuation of nearly 6,000 people in Caraga Region. The Surigao City and Surigao del Norte brought some 4,762 individuals (or about 856 families) to safer grounds in Surigao City and the towns of Mainit, Tubod, Claver and Gigaquit. In the Dinagat Islands also in Caraga Region, some 1,000 individuals from give barangays were also evacuated to safer grounds. In Surigao City, some 354 families from Sitio Pagasa and Sitio Bonotan were evacuated.
Philippines: Two Drown as New Floods Devastate Parts of Luzon
February 3, 2011
A total of 47,725 families or 239,395 people were affected by continuous rains in 347 villages in the six provinces of the Caraga Region such as Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands.
More than 80 Dead People by Water Masses
About thousand kilometres to the south of the capital of Manila were grasped in the city of Jolo five other people, under it two children, by the floods. "This is the first time that I experience a flood of this kind", said mayor Hissin Amin. The water has risen at some places around up to 2.40 metres. Also in the province of Compostella two people have died according to the authorities there in the floods.
Malaysia:Floods Worsen in Kota Marudu, Sandakan
January 31, 2011
The flood situation here and Sandakan had turned worse with more people being evacuated to temporary relief centres. 2,027 people from 448 families had been evacuated to nine temporary relief centres due to the continuous rain since Friday.
Kinabatangan Opens Flood Control Centre
January 31, 2011
The flood operations control centre in Kinabatangan will be opened today due to continuous rains in the district. The flood committee had started monitoring several villages that are expected to be hit by flood. They include Kiabau, Gambaron, Bius, Maliau, Bauto and Berayung.
Two Killed In Landslides In Sandakan
January 29, 2011
Continuous rain in the district since yesterday caused the landslides as well as flash floods in several housing areas.
Segamat, Malaysia: Segamat Flood 2011
January 30, 2011
Segamat river has broken it's bank and many areas are flooded including Taman Segar, Taman Utama, Kg Jawa, etc. This flood appears to be worse than the one in 2006! The question is why is this happening so quickly, especially with all the flood remediation work the goverment has put in since 2006. The main thing now is for the goverment to organize the rescue operations because this is a major flood.
Malaysia Sees one of its Wettest by-Elections
January 31, 2011
Malaysia experienced one of its wettest by-elections as Tenang, where voters went to the polls yesterday, and Labis, were hit by floods following heavy rain since early morning. Labis, the nearest town to Tenang where the by-election was being held, was badly hit by floods after continuous rain fall over the past six days saw the town submerged in about a metre of water.
Flood Victims In Melaka Increase To 2,889 Tonight
January 31, 2011
The number of flood victims in the 26 relief centres in the three districts in Melaka increased to 2,889 as at 9 pm Monday night compared with 2,714 Monday afternoon. A spokesman of the Melaka state flood operations room said Alor Gajah had the highest number of victims with 1,534 from 344 families seeking shelter at 10 relief centres. In Jasin, 1,306 victims from 321 families were staying at 15 relief centres while 49 victims from eight families were staying at a relief centre in Melaka Tengah.
1,900 Flood Victims In Negeri Sembilan Evacuated
January 31, 2011
A total of 1,921 people from four districts in Negeri Sembilan were evacuated as heavy downpour inundated low-lying areas since Sunday.
Malaysian Floods
February 1, 2011
Flood waters have cut off links to a number of towns in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Malacca and Sabah, in a repeat of the major floods of 2006. More than 46,000 people, mostly in Johor, have been forced to seek shelter in evacuation centres as more rain is expected this week. The worst-hit state was Johor, which saw 42,300 people from Segamat, Muar, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Ledang evacuated. Another 1,921 people were evacuated in Negeri Sembilan. A KTM statement said that among the affected services were Ekspress Rakyat connecting KL Sentral and Singapore, and Ekspress Sinaran Timur connecting Kuala Lipis and Singapore.
West Sulawesi: 280 Kilometers Beaches Threatened Sulbar Abrasion
2 February 2011
Along the 280 kilometers of shoreline in West Sulawesi province affected by abrasion. The condition of beaches along 280 miles of threatened abrasion in four districts in Sulbar is located on the west Coast of Sulawesi that is Majene-Mamuju, North Mamuju and Polman. About 280 kilometers of shoreline on the endangered Sulbar abrasion conditions such as seashore in Sub Tapalang before the region suffered abrasion easily create tidal waves destroyed dozens of houses.
Malaysia: Evacuees Rise to 2,167 in Pahang
February 3, 2011
The number of flood victims in Pahang has increased to 2,167 people. Pahang police flood operations room spokesman said Rompin still recorded the highest number of victims at 1,808 people from 236 families in five villages. The increase was due to a rise in sea level which caused the Kesang River to overflow.
Indonesia: Lamong River Flood Have Not Receded
February 2, 2011
Rainfall is high enough at that time in the Surabaya City and caused the overflow of Lamong River. Water levels vary, ranging from 60 cm to 2 meters.