2006-07 Southeast Asian floods
The 2006-07 Southeast Asian floods were a series of
floods that hit Malaysia, Indonesiaand Singapore. The floods were due to having a higher than average rainfall in the affected areas, which was attributed to Typhoon Utorwhich had hit the Philippinesand Vietnama few days earlier. The floods were during the festive season of Christmas and New Year's Day, with places in southern Malaysia, being worst hit. During the week starting on 18 December 2006, a series of floods hit the Peninsular Malaysian states of Johor, Malacca, Pahangand Negeri Sembilanas well as Singapore. Later, the Sumatraisland as well as Acehin Indonesia was badly hit as well.
In Singapore the 24-hour rainfall recorded on
19 Decemberwas 366 mm, the third highest recorded rainfall in 75 years. There was a heavy rain during that two weeks, with rain occurring almost every day.
Later that week, beginning 22 December,
North Sumatraand Aceh experienced abnormal rainfall which also caused flooding.
Floods in Malaysia
2006-2007 Malaysian floods
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