Sabah Electricity receives over 3,000 calls, complaints over two days following floods

  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) has received more than 3,000 emergency calls and complaints following floods in various districts in the state over the past two days.

SESB managing director Abdul Nasser Abdul Wahid said most of these calls involved fallen trees and electric poles in affected areas such as Penampang, Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, Beaufort and Papar.

“Our men are on 24-hour duty to rectify and handle these complaints, ” he said, adding there could be a delay in many cases due to the severity of the situation and unfeasible weather conditions.

Many roads, he said, remain hard to access, further contributing to these delays.

As for electrical substations, Abdul said the SESB had to shut down 67 of them to prevent short circuit.

“A total of 32 substations have been restarted while the remaining 35 are still being monitored, ” he said.

Out of the 35,22 substations are located in hard to access areas due to floods.

Abdul said those with information of fallen trees on SESB properties and fallen electric poles, or damaged wires can call the SESB care line at 15454 or 088-515 000, or send a WhatsApp message to 019-825 2427.

The public are warned against removing or fixing damaged wires or poles on their own as doing so without professional knowledge can lead to electrocution.

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