Flooded interior roads add to travel woes in parts of Sarawak

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

Flooded roads adding to interior travel woes in Sarawak.

MIRI: The transportation of food aid into remote settlements in Sarawak's interior has been made more difficult due to the sudden surge in stormy weather in parts of northern and central Sarawak.

Some rural roads linking settlements in Ulu Baram to the outside world have been flooded due to heavy rain, and places like Long Atip and Long Wat have been badly hit.

Speaking to The Star on Thursday (April 30), Society for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Sarawak (Scrips) secretary Michael Jok said the sudden spate of storms in the past few days is rather unusual.

"This time of the year is supposed to be the start of the dry season but we are seeing storms almost every day. Villagers in Long Atip and Long Wat have sought help after they were cut off by floods," he told The Star.

Meanwhile, the storms have also caused landslides, as 39 people have been affected by a landslide at Rumah Mawan located along Sungai Sukong in the Lambir sub-district, as part of the land has caved in and cracks have appeared in homes there

These weather conditions are adding to the woes faced by folks in the state as 16 people have died due to Covid-19 and about 500 positive cases are being treated, with the majority in Kuching, Samarahan, Miri and Bintulu.

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