Raging floods from northeast monsoon batter homes in Malaysia

VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8ohu2wl21uvq6d/VRP3155.mp4?dl=0

Footage shows raging torrents of floodwater battering homes in Malaysian on Monday (Jan 11).

Stranded resident Nana Fadilah recorded the footage while staying on the second floor of their house in Johor Bahru.

The region has been submerged after the northeast monsoon brought downpours and severe floods. Six people have died and more than 50,000 have been evacuated in the country’s ‘worst flooding in half a century.’

Bersatu Bera, who took the video in Bera District, said that they knew the high floods in the road but they had no choice but to cross to rescue the residents trapped inside the temple.

Pahang is the worst-hit state and residents have fled their homes during the onslaught.

Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency said that the number of flood victims was rising and they have increased rescue operations after locals complained of a lack of assistance.

The floods, which happen annually, are caused by the northeast monsoon but the severity varies each year. In 2013 the floods killed three people and affected more than 40,000 people across the state.