Sarawak prepares for floods as two river basins register daily rainfall above 100mm

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  • Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

MIRI: Two major river basins in southern Sarawak are seeing fast-rising water levels.

Due to heavy rainfall, the Sarawak River basin in Kuching division and the Sadong River basin in Samarahan division are seeing at least 100mm of rain daily.

According to the data compiled by the Sarawak Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), the Sarawak River basin saw 104.5mm of rain on Wednesday (Oct 13), while the Sadong River basin saw 102mm.

The Sarawak River runs through Kuching city and its surrounding outskirts, while Sadong River snakes through Samarahan town until the Padawan and Serian districts.

More than a dozen other rivers are being closely monitored in the DID watch list as the authorities prepare for the possibility of floods.

Sarawak is bracing for the arrival of the Landas season, which is equivalent of the monsoon season in the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

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