Indonesia’s weather agency said a tropical cyclone is approaching, warning that it could bring yet more rain, strong waves, and high winds.
The torrential rain is in stark contrast to a year ago, when authorities were battling drought and catastrophic bushfires which killed millions of wild animals.
The EPF will provide an advance payment of up to RM1,000 for each eligible applicant under the i-Sinar Category 2.
But Covid-19 still complicates rescue efforts and necessitates quarantine even at flood relief centres.
Each year, monsoon rains pound the east coast forcing the evacuation of thousands as floods leave vehicles, roads and even houses underwater. But residents have described this year's flooding as the worst in half a century with tens of thousands evacuated in Pahang alone.
More evacuees have been allowed to return home in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak but the number of flood victims has risen in Johor.