631 temporary relief centres identified Statewide in preparation for floods

Fatimah signs the guest attendance book upon her arrival at PDK Miri today.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 15: A total of 631 temporary relief centres (PPS) have been identified Statewide by the State Welfare Department and are capable of accomodating up to 188,360 flood evacuees, said Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah today.

Fatimah said this in preparation for the floods following the rainy season, which is expected to last until March.

Breaking down, Kuching will have 155 PPS which could accomodate 33,360 flood evacuaees, Samarahan (50 PPS, 13,410 evacuees);Serian (43 PPS, 9,862 evacuees), Sri Aman (59 PPS, 16,700 evacuees), Betong (34 PPS, 12, 270 evacuees), Sibu (48 PPS, 20,550 evacuees), Mukah (36 PPS, 14,250 evacuees), Sarikei (31 PPS, 6,365 evacuees), Bintulu (27 PPS, 10,280 evacuees), Kapit (28 PPS, 6,150 evacuees), Miri (95 PPS, 25,863 evacuees), and Limbang (25 PPS, 19,300 evacuees).

“There is also one main storage depot in Samarahan and two mini depots in Miri and Kuching,” Fatimah said after visiting the community-based rehabilitation centre (PDK) at the Association of Parents with Special Children (Pibakis) in Lutong, Miri.

In addition to that, 23 flood front bases have been set up Statewide at Kuching (1), Sri Aman (1), Betong (1), Mukah (2), Sarikei (1), Bintulu (3), Kapit (1), and Miri (3).

“We also have 387 food suppliers,” the Dalat assemblywoman added.

For Miri division, Fatimah added, its flood front base would be divided into three ― Long Bemang and Long Ikang would be placed under Telang Usan; Long Teran Kiri, Long Teran Kanan, Long Loyang, and Long Jegaan would be under Beluru; and Mulu would be placed under Marudi. ― DayakDaily