Floods: Situation in Sarawak improves slightly


KUCHING: The flood situation in Sarawak has improved slightly as of Monday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said that as of 1pm there were a total of 3,458 people from 889 families at 24 relief centres statewide.

“Three relief shelters actually closed this morning because the water had receded enough for people to go home,” he told reporters here.

The relief centres still in operation are mainly in the Kuching and Samarahan areas.

Nonetheless river currents are swift and the sea condition is rough.

The Sarawak Rivers Board has suspended the Kuching-Sibu express boat route temporarily.

Jabu, who is also state disaster relief committee chairman, appealed for calm noting that as long as there was no more rain, the situation should not get worse.

   

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