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Recorded Flood Events in SarawakRecorded Flood Events in Sarawak
Historical Flood Events Recorded in Sarawak From 1946 - 2015 (cont.)
Events Affected Flood Areas Flood Height * Comments
Year 1946 - 1996
Feb 1946
Sg.Sarawak
Up to 2m

April 1949 Sibu
 
Jan 1953 Sg.Sarawak, Batang Samarahan, Kuching
2 - 12ft
Worse flood since 1939.
Dec 1954 Lower Batang Rajang
2 - 3ft
 
Feb 1955
Batang Rajang, Daro District
5 - 6ft

Oct 1955 Kapit, Sibu
5 ft
 
Dec 1956 5th Division 4 ft  
Feb1957 Sg. Sarawak and Btg.Sadong,
2 - ft  
Simunjan Bazaar 2 ft
 
Jan 1958
Sg. Sarawak, Btg.Sadong, Matu, Mukah, Dalat and Btg.Kemena
5 - 7ft
Hujan Lebat
May 1959
Sri Aman District ( Ulu Paku)
10 ft

July 1959
Upper Batang Rajang, Sibu
Kapit town partially submerged

March 1961 Upper Batang Rajang, Sibu
 Kanowit shophouses under 2 - 3ft of water
 
Jan 1962
Sg.Sarawak
20 ft

May 1962
Batang Baram
Long Lama under 4 ft of water

Jan - Feb 1963 Whole Sarawak affected
20 ft Worse event in Sarawak history
Feb 1964 Sg.Sarawak
6 ft  
Jan 1965 Sg.Limbang
Flood level even passed the 1963 flood marks Severely hit flood
May 1965 Belaga, Sibu
   
Feb 1966
Bekenu


Jan 1967 Sg.Sarawak, Matu, Dalat, Tatau District, Batang Kemena, Bekenu, Miri and Batang Baram

 
Jan  1968 Batang Sadong, Sg.Sarawak, Kuching, Julau District
3 - 10 ft
 
Nov 1968 Engkelili, Batang Rajang, Kapit, Kanowit, Sibu
3 - 6 ft
Sibu hit severelt since 1963
Sept 1969 Sibu Town

 
Dec 1969 Sg.Sarawak, Batang Sadong
5 ft

Jan 1970 Sg.Sarawak, Lundu
4 ft
Lundu/Serayan road washed away
Jan 1971 Sg.Sarawak, Kuching
8 ft
 
Feb 1971
Sibu Town, Mukah
10 ft

Aug 1971
Sibu, Kapit
Some part of Sibu Town under 5 ft of water

Nov 1971
Kuching Town
3 ft

Jan 1972
Bekenu, Matu, Kuching, Sibu Town
7 ft

Oct 1973 Batang Baram, Tinjar, Tutoh
 
Jan 1974 Sg.Sarawak, Batang Sadong, Batang Baram, Lawas
5 ft
Lawas airfield was under 6ft of water
March 1974
Marudi
3 ft at Marudi wharf

Dec 1975
Kuching Town

Flash Flood
Sg.Sarawak

Kuching- bau road cut-off by flood
Jan 1976
Sg.Sarawak, Batang Sadong


Nonok Sub-District

 
Siniawan Bazaar
8 ft
 
Batu Kawa Bazaar
3 ft
 
Feb 1977
Limbang & Lawas District


Batang Sadong


Kuching Town


Jan 1978
Kuching Town
Some shophouses in Kuching Town was under 1 ft of water
High tides coincide with heavy rain.
Jan 1980 Kuching Town
1- 3 ft
The worst floodm hit Kuching town since 1963
Jan 1981 Miri, Bekenu, Niah, Batang Baaram
3 -12 ft
 
Marudi
2 ft
 
Tatau, Sangan
5 - 15 ft
 
Sg.Sarawak
2 - 5 ft
 
Jan 1982 Sadong, Samarahan
3 - 6 ft
 
Jun/Dec 1982
Upper Rajang
1 - 18 ft

Jan 1983
Lundu, Sg. Sarawak, Samarahan
3 - 7 ft

Pantu
4 ft
Sept 1983 Upper Batang Rajang ( Kapit)
3 - 10 ft

Dec 1983 Sibu Town

Jan 1984
Ng.Lubau, Ng. Tiga - Sri Aman
5 ft at upper Lanang

Sibu Town-Kanowit
Road, Sibu
Jan 1985
Sg.Sarawak, Kuching Town

Flash Flood
  Btg. Tatau & Batang Kemena
3 - 6 ft
 
May 1985 Lawas, Trusan & Lutong

 
Jan 1986 Lundu, Batang Sadong
7 ft
Tebakang Bazaar under 1 ft of water
March 1986 Kuching Town

 
Nov 1987 Sg. Tatau and Batang Kemena

 
Dec 1987 Sg. Tatau and Batang Kemena

 
Dec 1987 Batang Kayan, Sg.Sarawak 4 ft

Jan 1988 Sibu Town

 
Aug 1988 Kanowit, Balingian areas 2 - 5 ft  
End of Aug 1988 Kapit, Sibu    
Dec 1988 Batang Baram, Tatau & Kemena 1 - 16 ft  
Oya / Matu Bazaar    
Jan 1989 Matu, Julau District 2 - 8 ft  
Ulu Batang Saribas

 
Feb 1989 Kuching Town

 
Feb 1991 Sg.Igan, Batang Rajang 0.3 - 0.6m  
March 1991 Batang Rajang    
Jan 1992 Sg.Sarawak, Lundu Area 6 ft  
Batang Sadong 1 - 5 ft  
Sg. Kayan 1 - 3 ft  
Dec 1993 Kuching, Lundu, Sibu Town, Dalat, Mukah, Matu/Julau dan Limbang 1 - 8 ft  
Feb 1994 Belaga, Kapit etc  10 ft
severe flooding at upper Batang Rajang
 Mac 1994
 Kuching Town
 1 - 2 ft
 Flash flood hit Kuching Town only
 Feb 1995
 Sg.Sarawak and Kuching Town
(Batu Kitang shophouses)
 5 ft
 
 Feb 1996
   
 Coastal area of Kuching Division
   
 Batang Sadong
   
Lower Rajang, Lower Baram and Lower Limbang
0.1m - 1.8m with duration from fe hours to 3 weeks
 
Lower Kemena Basin

 
Matu, Balingian Areas    
Flood Events: 1946-1996 | 1997-2002 | 2003-2008 | 2009-2011 | 2012-2013 | 2014-2015|2016-2017|
NOTE: *
Flood heights shown were for some low lying localities in the affected areas and not for the WHOLE  region/areas/towns and did not indicated that the area affected were flood prone. Flooding could be due to a variety of causes and circumstances or combination of factors which aggravated the situation. The records are not necessarily complete.

Flood Height are based on existing road level, kampung/town ground level and house/longhouse ground level respectively