SDMC chairman urges all divisional disaster management committees be on full alert due to hot, dry weather

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. (file photo)

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 21: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has urged all divisional and district disaster management committees to be on full alert due to the current hot and dry weather situation.

Uggah, who is also the Deputy Premier of Sarawak, highlighted that northern Sarawak is currently experiencing such weather conditions.


“This has resulted in some areas, specifically settlements, already experiencing water supply issues.

“In this regard, all the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) are required to be fully aware and to treat the situation seriously.

“They are instructed to assess the severity of the problem in their respective divisions and to render immediate assistance, such as providing water to affected settlements,” he said in a statement issued today.

Furthermore, Uggah noted that all relevant divisional agencies, particularly the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak, Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB), and Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak, must collaborate closely with DDMC to confront and address the problem.

“In addition, the public are advised to take the necessary precautions. Do not hesitate to visit the nearest clinic for treatment if they encounter any medical problems due to the situation,” he added. — DayakDaily