After non-stop heavy rain the past few days, heavy flooding has driven more than thousands of people from their homes, closed dozens of roads, and disrupted shipping in Malaysia, with the numbers expected to increase as the weather continues to wreak havoc and more floods will occur.
The public has been advised against traveling to Shah Alam and Klang as floodwaters continue to rise, bringing vehicles to a standstill and leaving many stranded.
Even Kuala Lumpur has not been spared from the floods.
As for those who want to lend a helping hand here are some of the NGOs and organisations that you can help.
Parti MUDA Flood Victims Relief Fund
Parti MUDA led by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has launched the Flood Victims Relief Fund to raise funds to help the affected victims.
Every RM donated will be used to buy basic necessities, food, and cash aid to help victims of the flood. As of writing, the total collected amount has surpassed the initial RM10,000 target and stands at RM306,834.
However, due to the worsening flood conditions across other states, they will be expanding their efforts and are looking to raise further funds. To donate you can visit the site here: https://maribantu.my/banjir/
Malaysian Red Crescent
They have already sent out their teams to help flood relief efforts in flood-hit areas around the Klang Valley. To donate you can bank transfer to Maybank 5144 2210 2657.
Malaysian Relief Agency
CIMB Bank 86000 59478 (Malaysian Relief Agency Foundation) or visit https://onpay.mra.my/order/form/mra-banjir
You can view a more detailed list by clicking here.
What You Can Do To Prepare
According to the National Flood Forecasting and Warning System, here’s how you can prepare for the floods.
- Develop an evacuation plan. Everyone in your family should know where to go if they have to leave. Trying to make plans at the last minute can be upsetting and create confusion.
- Discuss floods with your family. Everyone should know what to do in case all family members are not together. Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear and anxiety and lets everyone know how to respond.
- Determine what to move up, out or away, and then do it: feed supplies, furniture, clothing, medical equipment/medicines, important family papers, jewellery, electronics, food, etc.
- Use the safest routes to a predetermined place. Avoid roads that will probably be blocked by water.
- Know how to turn off utilities, such as gas, electricity and water.
- Tell friends and relatives where you will be in case of evacuation.
- Maintain a disaster supply kit at home. A kit will have (at minimum):
- First aid supplies
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Non-perishable food
- Drinking water
- Candles, matches
- Essential medicines
- Warm clothes, Blanket(s) or sleeping bag(s)
- Rain gear or a change of clothing]
- Make sure you have emergency supplies on hand that are stored in one or two containers that can be used if you stay, but also taken in case of evacuation.
- Set aside in clean, plastic containers one gallon of drinking water per person, per day for seven days.
- Teach children how and when to call 999, police, fire department, and show them which radio station to tune to for emergency information.
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