Marudi ferry still operating despite flooding, residents advised to be alert

Vehicles are seen heading to Marudi town after crossing the Baram river on the ferry.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 15: The Marudi ferry service was still operating as usual today, despite the Baram River overflowing following the high tide phenomenon.

According to Miri Fire and Rescue department acting chief Ahmad Nizam Sapaiee, firefighters from Marudi fire station have been deployed to monitoring areas at high risk of flooding, especially within Marudi town where flood water surges have occurred.

“Our men have been despatched to Pekan Marudi, Kampung Dagang, Kampung Baru, Kampung Narum, Kampung Padang Kerbau, and Pangkalan Feri Marudi for flood monitoring,” he said.

Marudi town and surrounding areas are experiencing flooding.

Based on the monitoring today, floodwaters have started to rise.

Thus, people in the area have been reminded to be on high alert, including individuals in small vehicles passing through flood-affected areas.

“Those living in the Marudi town and the nearby areas should be wary, they can contact Marudi Fire and Rescue station at 085-755189,” said Ahmad Nizam. — DayakDaily