In Chikwawa, district council chairperson Alex Kamoto said about 186 houses were damaged by floods which hit the distrct on Saturday.
Chikwawa Central Constituency and Senior Chief Ngabu area have seen the worst of the floods. The neighbouring district, Nsanje, has not been spared. Most affected areas include Traditional Authority Ndamera and Chimombo.
About 40 hectares of land have been swept leaving families homeless. He said the council was continuing with assessment of the damage.
In Nsanje, the floods occured on Thursday after Nyachilenda river was flooded, affecting over 400 households, with houses of 11 families damaged. The council provided tents to the families as temporary shelter.
The floods came two weeks after the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services warned Malawians that they should brace for heavy rains.
Malawi experienced one of its worst floods last year when 196,000 people were displaced and 56 killed, in what was nicnamed Cyclone Idai that also pounded hard on Mozambique and Zimbabwe.