272 flood victims in temporary shelters as Bintulu enters third day of floods


Third day of floods in Bintulu district in northern Sarawak. -Pic by residents

MIRI: Bintulu entered its third day of floods on Monday (Nov 30) with numerous localities still inundated by water from heavy rain.

As of noon, 272 flood evacuees are still being given shelter at two flood relief centres in the northern Sarawak district.

The state Disaster Relief Management Committee said that the Bintulu Indoor Stadium and Bintulu Civic Centre are still accommodating 84 families.

They were evacuated from the squatter colonies along Sg Plan and Sg Sebatang and from houses in Kidurong Avenue housing estate on Saturday (Nov 28).

Sarawak is facing the onslaught of the landas season that is entering its peak period.

The landas is the equivalent of the monsoon in the east coast of the peninsula.

It brings torrential rain that can cause severe floods.

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