Canal completed in 2016 credited with saving inner George Town.
More than 250 people have died in flooding across India in the past two weeks, with Assam and Bihar states the worst hit.
Heavy rain causing floods during the monsoon season often result in deaths across South Asia, this time Nepal is badly hit with 50 deaths.
The speaker of the Penang assembly says department heads must work hand-in- hand with legislators after an assemblyman complained that a DID official refused to utter even one word over flood problems raised by him numerous times.
Some 12,000 others have been evacuated from water-logged Bengkulu province.
The flooding has already claimed a victim.
The storm has also killed 259 in Zimbabwe, while in Malawi 56 people died in heavy rains ahead of the cyclone.
Almost 83,000 people have been displaced by storms that caused rivers to break their banks.
Flooding is common during Indonesia's rainy season, which runs roughly from October to April.
The full scale of the devastation on drought-hit cattle stations is becoming clearer as floodwaters recede.
In late January, the dam overflowed, unleashing run-off from the mountains that swamped thousands of homes close to the city.
Landslides and floods are common in Indonesia, especially during the monsoon season between October and April.
The Bureau of Meteorology says Queensland’s Daintree River rose to 12.60 meters - a level not seen in over a century.
Some 6,700 people in 14 districts have been evacuated and are now living in shelters, schools, tents or mosques.
The death toll rose from four a day after the storm brought heavy rain to the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, causing massive flooding and landslides.
At least a dozen people have been killed so far while a search was ongoing for several others.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wants the state Town and Country Planning Department to look into the problem.
Most of the dead were schoolchildren aged 11 to 14 who were taking part in a school trip to the Dead Sea region when their bus was swept away by floodwaters.
Neighbouring Israel sent search-and-rescue helicopters to assist, an Israeli military statement said, adding the team dispatched at Amman's request was operating on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.
At least ten people were confirmed killed while another ten are missing at an Islamic boarding school that was buried by the landslides.
Time to check whether your car insurance policy covers vehicle damage due to floods and fallen trees during a heavy downpour.
A rare type of tropical storm known as a Medicane has so far mostly affected areas east of mainland Greece, and the southern Peloponnese peninsula.
Television footage showed cars in Okinawa island flipped over by the strength of the wind.
More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina, six days after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state officials.