Extreme weather in northern Sarawak

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 03 May 2019

Fire and Rescue Department Air Unit personnel loading drinking water supplies at the Miri air base to be sent to Mulu.

MIRI: Several districts in northern Sarawak are facing extreme weather patterns.

Limbang, Bintulu, Mukah and Daro districts are hit by floods while Mulu National Park is facing water shortage.

Folk living near the national park in remote northern Sarawak are facing dry taps.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department’s Air Unit transported emergency supplies of drinking water to Mulu from its Miri air base.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said they were alerted about the need in Mulu by local authorities and responded accordingly.

He said numerous trips were made, with hundreds of boxes of drinking water delivered so far.

“Our helicopter flies from Miri to Marudi Airport and then to Mulu,” he said, adding that supplies needed were sourced from Marudi town.

A total of 25 longhouses in the interior of Marudi were also hit by drought.

These longhouses located along the Tutoh-Apoh area were without clean water supply, with two schools here also affected.

Sarawak Welfare Department sent 8,000 boxes of drinking water into the drought-hit area where the population was about 5,000. – By STEPHEN THEN

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