Sarawak activates drought ops centres statewide as heatwave looms


  • Nation
  • Friday, 27 Jul 2018

Blazing midday heat from the sky with little cloud in Miri as State Disaster Relief Committee orders activation of drought crisis operations centre in Sarawak. -Photo by Stephen Then

MIRI: Sarawak has activated its divisional drought crisis operation centres statewide on Friday (July 27).

The State Disaster Relief Committee headquarters in Kuching issued the directive, which was signed by head of the secretariat Major (Rtd) Ismail Mahedin.

The directive has been distributed to all relevant government agencies and departments involved in disaster mitigation and management in the state including the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department.

Miri Fire Chief Supt Law Poh Kiong confirmed that his office in Miri received the directive at noon.

In the written directive, Major Ismail said the committee expressed concern over the prevailing hot and dry weather in the state.

"The directive on the activation of the drought-crisis ops centre in the divisions in the state is with immediate effective," he added.

The order to activate the ops centres is to enable all the divisional disaster relief ops room to liase with the central ops centre in state capital Kuching to prepare for water shortages.

The Sarawak Disaster Relief Committee which handles all forms of natural disasters including floods and drought will be coordinating relief efforts between the central and divisional operation centres to monitor and assist areas hit by water shortages.

In many parts of Sarawak, including Miri, midday temperatures have risen to as high as 35 degree Celsius.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

nation , Sarawak , drought , heatwave

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

Seven motorcycles destroyed, six damaged in early morning fire
Govt tapping into more data to narrow down assistance, says Tengku Zafrul
MIFF FURNIVERSE online furniture exhibition on March 8-12
Drought forcing northern farmers to alternative crops
Two ex-DAP state reps from Perak join Bersatu
Duo in car-ramming incident charged with attempted murder
Man in jealous rage shoots wife dead in her sleep
SPAN: Dams are full but be prudent
Herbal tea is best for hot spell
‘Firms that paid Zahid had no business activities’

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers