Heavy rain has state on alert for floods

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018

Parts of Bintulu district hit by flash floods yesterday.

MIRI: Sarawak is seeing heavy rain in several districts as the landas season enters full swing.

There are worries that current bad weather may cause floods that will adversely affect travelling, especially in interior Sarawak.

The landas season in Sarawak

is equivalent to the monsoon of the east coast states in the peninsula.

Yesterday and the day before, heavy rain resulted in flash floods in several urban and semi-rural districts.

The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest report said flash floods hit Bintulu district yesterday morning.

The floods at about 8am followed incessant rain during the wee hours of the day, it said.

Its latest updates said several roads leading into and out of Bintulu were inundated, resulting in traffic flow being disrupted.

“The worst affected were those areas linked to Jalan Sebiew,” it said, adding that floodwaters in Bintulu were affecting nearby settlements because of heavy rain but there were no evacuations as yet.A check by StarMetro on the latest weather alert yesterday found three districts – Bintulu, Tubau and Sibu – being placed

on alert.

The Drainage and Irrigation Department said Sungai Along in Bintulu as well as Sungai Tubau and Nanga Lamai in Sibu have breached the warning water level. 

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