Residents along Baram River warned of possible floods as weather turns foul

Overflowing rivers in Baram due to the heavy rain recently. (Photo credit: Ukas).

KUCHING, May 12: Heavy rain in several areas in Ulu Baram has caused major floods, especially in the Long Lellang area and its surroundings.

According to a news report from the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) on May 11, several pictures shared by the local villagers from the area on Monday showed that the water level in the Baram River was at a relatively dangerous level with strong currents.

This situation is also an early warning sign for the villages on the banks of the river to be on alert for floods.

A photo shared by the locals in Baram, showing knee-high water levels due to a flash flood. Photo credit: Ukas

The rush of water coming down from the upper reaches of the river may result in flash floods, which occurred in May last year. — DayakDaily