KOTA KINABALU: More than 10,000 residents in the Beaufort district remain on high alert after floods hit 27 villages on Friday night.
The villagers have yet to evacuate their homes and the authorities are monitoring the situation at Padas river which had reached a dangerous level of 9.16m.
State Civil Defence Department director Kol Mulliadi al-Hamdi said the situation was under control.
"We are working closely with other agencies to ensure the safety of the people,” he said.
He said most of the main roads were still accessible by larger vehicles as of 2pm Saturday.
A total of 12 roads and four schools, namely SK St. Paul, SK Lago, SK Suasa and SAN Limbawang, are affected by the floods.