Sabah floods: More villagers return home as flood recedes

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

KOTA KINABALU: Favourable weather saw flood waters receding in several badly-hit districts in the state, allowing more villagers to return home.

As of 4pm on Tuesday (June 30), the number of evacuees dropped to 428 in the remaining five temporary flood relief centres.

Sabah Civil Defence Department director Kamal Mokhtar said the badly-hit districts were Kota Belud, Penampang, Tenom, Papar and Beaufort.

He said continuous heavy downpour since Saturday (June 27) evening saw over 1,200 residents evacuated as a precautionary measure.

However, some 500 of them were allowed to return to their houses from Monday (June 29) night.

Penampang district has officially closed all of its three shelters while the sole shelter in Papar was also deactivated with all evacuees there returning home.

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