KUCHING, Oct 12: People living in coastal areas in particular have been urged to be on high alert for floods as the Meteorological Department has forecasted continuous rainfall to hit certain parts of Sarawak from today to Oct 14.
These areas include Mukah Division (Daro, Matu, Dalat and Mukah districts), Bintulu Division, Miri Division (Subis, Beluru, Miri and Marudi districts) and Limbang Division.
In a statement today, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has reminded residents living close to rivers to take all the necessary precautions.
“Please listen to any instruction from our officers monitoring on the ground.
“Get ready and do not hesitate to move to evacuation centres or higher ground if you are advised to do so. This is in the interest of your and your family’s safety,” he said after attending a briefing on the flood situation in Sarawak held at the Wisma Bapa Malaysia conference room here today.
On another note, Uggah was satisfied with the operations carried out by all authorities and officers in responding to the flood situation in a few areas in Miri and Kapit Divisions recently.
“I can see that our teams had responded efficiently in helping the victims,” he added.
State Deputy Police Commissioner Dato Mancha Ata, Security and Enforcement Unit director Dato Dr Chai Khin Chung and Welfare Department director Noriah Ahmad were among those present at the meeting. — DayakDaily