Floods in Bintulu recede after five days of deluge

Flood evacuees in Bintulu going home in batches as floods recently after five days of deluge. -Civil Defense Unit pic

MIRI: Floods in the Bintulu district in northern Sarawak have slowly receded, five days after the deluge.

The latest updates on Wednesday (Dec 2) showed that there are 71 flood evacuees still being sheltered at the Bintulu Civic Centre flood relief centre.

At the peak of the floods on Saturday (Nov 28) and Sunday (Nov 29), there were 384 residents from three populated localities who were relocated from their flooded homes.

The Sarawak Disaster Relief Management Committee secretariat said more than 200 of those evacuated have since been allowed to return home.

Only 71 people from 25 families still remained at the Civic Centre.

The other flood relief shelter at the Bintulu Indoor Stadium has been shut down for now.

Three populated localities along Sungai Plan, Sungai Sebatang and Kidurong housing estate were inundated by up to a metre of floods starting last Saturday.

Sarawak is facing the onslaught of the “landas” season, which is the equivalent of the monsoon in the east coast of the peninsula.

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