Severe weather alert issued, flood op room activated

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) has issued a severe weather alert (yellow level) for Sarawak, predicting continuous rain and a wet weekend.

KUCHING, Feb 3: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) has issued a severe weather alert (yellow level) for Sarawak, predicting continuous rain and a wet weekend.

According to the department’s statement issued at 1.30pm today, parts of Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Selangau and Mukah will experience heavy rain until Monday, Feb 5.

A yellow notice was issued three days before the flood, followed by amber and red notices.

Yellow notices signal weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat, while amber notices mean people in affected areas should prepare for the anticipated conditions.

Red notices denote severe weather conditions that require people to move out of danger zones.

All divisional disaster operation rooms in areas of high risk have been activated, while the rest are on standby in preparing for floods and landslides on hilly sites.

The State Operations Room is on the alert to receive information on dispensing assistance and relief centre operation via 082-443 991 / 446 991, or fax 082-442 730, or email [email protected]

All Resident Offices are also required to ensure that the relief centres are equipped with basic needs, while the Single Point Disaster Scene (PKTK) shall also ensure that the operating assets are sufficient and in good condition to use. — DayakDaily