Flash flood hits Long Atip while many residents still away

Flood water levels at Long Atip in Apoh Baram.

BARAM, April 29: Incessant rain overnight resulted in a flash flood at Long Atip in Apoh Baram today.

Although the longhouse has about 100 doors, most of its residents were away or stranded in Miri due to the movement order control (MCO).

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Miri chief Law Poh Kiong in a statement revealed it started to rain yesterday evening.

Flood water levels at Long Atip in Apoh Baram.

“According to Long Atip Community Bomba, the villagers were surprised to see water entering their home, from the overflowing river at 3am. They reported the flood at 6.15am and it is rising steadily at 9am,” Law added.

As of press time, there is no evacuation underway and all villagers are remaining in their respective homes in compliance with the MCO. — DayakDaily