Nearly 41 thousand people have been evacuated in Malaysia after torrential rains swept through several states.
Images from the affected areas show flooded roads, submerged cars, waterlogged homes, and rows of shops shuttered mainly in six southern states near Singapore. Police said at least four people have died since Wednesday, including a man whose car was swept by floodwaters and an elderly couple who drowned. People have been evacuated to schools and community centers where food, water, and clothes were provided.
Malaysia is facing unprecedented continuous rain from the annual monsoon season that began in November. It’s worst flooding in decades last took place in 2014, forcing about 118 thousand people out of their homes. Experts say the rains could go on until April.