Flooding hits 103-door Kampung Long Bemang amidst torrential rain

Kampung Long Bemang residents walking through the flood.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, May 21: Persistent heavy rainfall since Sunday (May 19) has resulted in significant flooding in Kampung Long Bemang, causing widespread disruption and concern among residents.

The 103-door Kampung Long Bemang is the longest longhouse in the northern region and comprises four blocks namely Haleluyah, Hosana, Maranata and Calvary, with 558 villagers.

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As of 7.20am today (May 21), the water level has risen to 1.6 feet and continues to increase, according to reports by Long Bemang Volunteer Fire Brigade.

The flooding began to escalate yesterday, inundating the village and affecting daily life.

The volunteer fire brigade reported that despite the rising water levels, no evacuations have been carried out thus far.

Local authorities and volunteer groups are closely monitoring the situation.

The Long Bemang Volunteer Fire Brigade is actively involved in assessing the damage and providing assistance to those in need.

Villagers have been advised to stay alert and prepared for potential evacuations if the situation worsens.

Efforts are being made to mitigate the impact of the flooding, but the situation remains precarious.

Authorities urge villagers to prioritise safety and adhere to any advisories issued in the coming days. — DayakDaily

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