Over 2,500 evacuated as floods worsen in Sarawak


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  • Sunday, 21 Feb 2016

Fire and Rescue Department personal ferrying flood victims to safety at Kampung Surik Stapok about 20km from Kuching Sunday. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUCHING: The flood situation in Sarawak has worsened due to intermittent heavy rains in several areas.  

The number of evacuees in the Kuching, Samarahan and Serian divisons increased to 2,869 people on Sunday morning from 486 last night.  

Sarawak Civil Defence Department public relations officer Siti Huzaimah Ibrahim said 22 relief centres were opened to house the victims from 779 families.  

Eight relief centres were opened in Kuching district, nine in Bau, two in Serian, and one in Padawan, she said.  

In Samarahan division, two relief centres were opened including in Masjid Darul Ibadah, which houses 68 victims from 13 families.  - Bernama

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Endless rain triggers Sarawak floods and landslides

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