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Last Update: 17 Nov 2018
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Recorded Flood Events in Sarawak (P2)Recorded Flood Events in Sarawak (P2)
Historical Flood Events Recorded in Sarawak From 1946 - 2013 (cont.)
Events Affected Flood Areas Flood Height * Comments
Year 1997
Feb. 1997
 
1) Kuching Town
0.15-0.3m
 
2) Sungai Limbang
1.00-1.20m
 
May. 1997
Belaga Town
0.6-0.9m
 
Nov. 1997
Sibu Town
0.6-0.9m
 
Year 1998
Jan. 1998
1) Kuching Town
0.25-2.00m  
2) Lower Sungai Sarawak and some parts of Samarahan
   
Aug. 1998
Lower Batang Baram
1.00-2.00m  
Year 1999
Dec 1999
1) Sungai Kayan 0.3 - 0.61m  
2) Sungai Sarawak ( Kuching City) 0.1 - 0.55m  
3) Batang Samarahan 0.2 - 1.21m  
4) Batang Sadong 0.3 - 0.9m  
5) Batang Lupar 0.3 - -.76m  
6) Sungai Krian 0.3 - 0.6m  
7)Batang Rajang 0.2 - 1.0m  
8) Oya 0.2 - 0.3m  
9) Mukah (Mukah Town) 0.1 - 0.4m  
10) Balingian 0.2 - 0.3m  
11) Tatau 1.0 - 3.0m
few days to few weeks
12) Kemena 1.0 - 3.0m  
13) Niah 0.91 - 2.0m  
14) Sibuti 0.9 - 3.0m  
15) Batang Baram 0.3 - 1.2m  
16) Trusan 0.15 - 0.31m  
17) Sungai Limbang (Town & Kpg) 0.18 - 1m  
18) Sungai Lawas ( Lawas Town) 0.15 - 0.31m  
Year 2000
Jan 2000 Sungai Sarawak ( Kuching City) 0.1 - 0.7m
Flash Flood
Feb 2000 Batang Baram, Miri Town 0.2 -0.7m
Flash flood
April 2000 Sungai Miri/ Miri Town 0.2 -0.7m
Flash flood
Jun 2000 Sungai Miri/ Miri Town 0.2 -0.7m
Flash flood
Aug 2000 Sungai Miri/ Miri Town 0.2 -0.7m
Flash flood
Year 2001
Jan 2001 Batang Samarahan (Kpg Tembirat) 0.1 - 2.5 m

Feb 2001 Sungai Sarawak 0.1 - 0.3m
Flash flood
Batang Rajang ( Whole of Sibu Town) 0.1 - 2m
worst since 1963
Mac 2001
Batang Baram, Long Lama, Tinjar, Pandan, Sebauh Tubau
0.1 - 2 m  
Year 2002
Jan 2002 Sungai Sarawak ( 3 times) 0.1 - 2.5 m
Flash flood
Batang Sadong, Simunjan Serian Road  
0.1 - 3 m

16 lives lost due to land
slide at Kpg. Ruan
Changkul, Simunjan
Sg. Plan/Sg Sebatang 0.1 - 0.3m
Flash Flood
Jan/Feb 2002 Coastal road Mukah/Balingian 0.3- 1.2m
Contiuous rain+ King tide
Feb 2002
Batang Samarahan 0.3 - 2m

19th Mile K/S Road, Chupak

Mac 2002 Btg Rajang ( Sibu Town) 0.1 - 0.3m
Flash flood
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