Incessant rain floods certain areas in northern Sarawak

Roads leading to Kampung Mulong Ulu Tinjar are nearly impassable to small vehicles.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, June 4: Several low-lying areas in Ulu Teru, Tinjar, and in Beluru, Bakong, were flooded today following non-stop rain in the past 24 hours.

The flood water level was about 2-feet at Kampung Mulong, Ulu Tinjar, at about 3.30pm today.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Zone 6 chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said flooding affected 135 villagers of a 27-door longhouse in Kampung Mulong.

“The non-stop downpour caused Sg Teru to overflow and flood the area,” said Law, adding that no evacuation had taken place yet.

The road leading to the longhouse is almost impassable to small vehicles.

The flood situation at Rumah Takang McAdam in Ulu Teru may worsen based on the weather forecast.

A primary school in Upper Tinjar, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Long Sobeng was also flooded, affecting its academic building on the ground floor, kitchen and eating hall.

‘If the rain persists, the teachers’ quarters might be flooded, too,” said Law.

SK Long Sobeng has 19 pupils, nine teachers and 17 non-teaching staff.

Today, nearby villagers and the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) members went to school to help move essential items to a higher place as they are worried that the water level may rise.

Currently, the teachers and pupils are on a mid-year school holiday. — DayakDaily