Sarawak Energy warns public of unnotified power supply interruption during flood, rising water levels

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KUCHING, Nov 2: Sarawak Energy will be switching off the power supply to substations and other facilities without prior notice in the event of a flood or when rising water levels lead to dangerous situations.

To keep the public safe from electrical hazards, the power supply will only be restored when it is deemed safe to do so.

While weather forecasts from the Malaysian Meteorological Department predict that several parts of Sarawak will be hit with strong winds and heavy rainfall, Sarawak Energy is monitoring the weather situation in the region closely.


During this time, Sarawak Energy advices the public to stay vigilant and practise safety precautions during heavy rain or rising water levels to minise electricity-related risks.

“Before a flood, turn off the home supply at the main switchboard at the earliest sign of rising water levels.

“Shut off and move electrical equipment to an elevated position or area above the anticipated flood level at the earliest sign of rising water levels,” it said in a statement today.

During a flood, avoid using or touching electrical devices or switches with wet or moist hands.

If in a boat in a flooded area, be cautious of power lines as swollen rivers may elevate the water level closer to high tension lines.

After a flood, members of the public are warned against operating electrical appliances if they have been submerged in flood water as this may cause electrocution or fire.

Instead, engage a qualified electrician to inspect the wirings before switching on the main supply.

Sarawak Energy’s technical team can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by dialling 1300-88-3111, chat with Virtual Agent CARINA at or through the SEB Cares mobile app to report the incident. — DayakDaily