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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Jan 14: Dudong assemblyman Dato Sri Tiong King Sing has called up the Sibu Division Welfare Department to ensure assistance reaches flood victims at Kampung Usaha Jaya, Sibu.
He said any help in terms of food and necessary supplies is vital as the flood has greatly affected the residents’ lives when their kitchens are in ruins and vehicles are unable to travel to the main road.
This was the situation he found when he personally visited the village yesterday (Jan 13) following a meeting in Bintulu.
“According to the victims, heavy rain in Sibu over the past few days flooded the drains that were already not functioning well.
“Their houses were later flooded very quickly in one-and-a-half-foot deep water. Though they’ve moved their valuable to higher places, some furniture couldn’t be moved in time, thus causing heavy losses,” said Tiong in a social media post today.
According to observations, the Bintulu MP said water in one of the main rivers flowing to Sungai Merah near the village was completely unable to flow, and thus caused the floods.
To solve the root cause of the flood in the area, he said he would visit the river site for inspection today with some officers from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID). — Dayakdaily