Continuous rise in floodwater levels disrupts daily life in Marudi town

Four-wheel drives (4WD) plowing through the flood water in Marudi town.

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MIRI, Dec 12: Business outlets have had to shut their doors with the rising flood levels disrupting daily life in Marudi town.

According to State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat head Major Ismail Mahedi from Sarawak Civil Defense Force, as of 8.30am the water levels in Marudi town have been rising.

“However, the situation is still under control and so far, no evacuation has been made as of this morning,” he said in a statement today.

Ismail noted that the ferry service was also on alert and probably will be halted temporarily if the water levels continue to rise in the afternoon.

He said that small vehicles were unable to get to Miri town due to the flood which also affected those going to work this morning.

“Apart from that, the only petrol station in Marudi could also be closed by afternoon if the water levels continue to flood the inner part of the station.

“The construction work of Baram Waterfront, Marudi Square and Marudi bridge was also temporarily stopped due to the flood,” he added. —DayakDaily.

Marudi Flood aerial view. Photo credit: MasWing pilot.
Members of the public seen stranded on the shop-lot walkways as of this morning in Marudi town.