Malaysia is under water: Where flood victims can get help (and how you can help)


By Redzhanna Jazmin

Malaysia is under water: Where flood victims can get help (and how you can help)

NOTE: We will be updating this directory as more relief efforts emerge.

The devastating floods that have swept eight of Malaysia’s 16 states and federal territories this weekend have left thousands stranded, more than 11,000 people driven out of their homes, and many roads closed. While East Malaysia is regularly flooded during the monsoon season, West Malaysia—particularly the state of Selangor—has been adversely affected, with this flood being one of the worst seen in years. The torrential rain started on Friday morning and, according to the Meteorological Department, it will continue until Sunday. The department also tweeted areas that have been placed on red alert as a warning.

The Malay Mail reported that last night saw a sharp increase in the number of flood victims relocating to temporary relief centres (PPS) in affected states such as Pahang, Selangor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan and Kelantan. Selangor alone has 3,508 flood victims sheltered at 45 PPS located in areas such as Kuala Langat, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Sepang and Hulu Langat. In addition, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that he has mobilised more than 66,000 personnel from the police, army and fire department to help rescue stranded flood victims and take them to shelters. Meanwhile, for those who are in need of help—and those who want to help—find resources in this directory ahead:

If you are stranded and in need of assistance, here is a list of helplines to contact:

  • Majlis Perbandaran Klang03-3374 8845
  • Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam03-5522 2787
  • Majils Perbandaran Kuala Langat03-3182 2566
  • Hospital Tengku Amuan Rahimah03-3323 9478
  • Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Klang03-3323 9554
  • PDRM Klang Selatan03-3372 2222
  • PDRM Klang Utara03-3291 3344
  • Jabatan Bebajikan Masyarakat03-3341 3703
  • Jabatan Kerja Raya03-3371 4040
  • Jabatan Pengairan & Sailran Selangor03-3371 2464
  • Angkatan Pertahanan Awam03-3371 0820
  • Pusat Kawalan Bencana Negara (NDCC)03-8064 2400

Other places offering help and assistance:

Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara

Dewan Pangsapuri Anggerik and Dewan PPR Hicom

GSC is offering ticket refunds for those affected by the flash floods:

Selangor Library is open as a shelter —call +603 5519 7667


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Nia Atasha is fostering stray cats and pets:

Sebelah Mata Studio is offering their space as a shelter

My Naturi is offering temporary storage solutions for small businesses affected by the floods:


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