Sabah floods: 149 villages affected, seven relief centres still open

KOTA KINABALU: Seven flood relief centres are still open in four flood-stricken districts in Sabah, housing 313 evacuees.

The Sabah state disaster management committee secretariat said 149 villages have been affected in the districts of Pitas, Paitan, Beaufort and Lahad Datu.

The flood situation in Kudat district, which was due to the high-tide phenomenon, has improved.

The Dewan Arena Belia and Sukan relief centre that earlier housed 80 villagers had been closed at 2pm, as victims were allowed to return home.

The four relief centres in Kota Marudu have also been closed.

“Weather is clear in Kota Marudu, cloudy in Lahad Datu, Beaufort and Kudat, while it rained in Pitas and Paitan, ” it said on Friday (Jan 15).

The high-tide phenomenon had also hit coastal areas in Kota Kinabalu on Thursday (Jan 14), but has since improved.

Meanwhile, landslides were also reported in the districts of Kudat (two villages), Pitas (three) and Kota Marudu (one).

The authorities are continuing to monitor the situation in these districts.

Food assistance is also being channelled to those who are stranded in the Paitan area using helicopters.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Floods , relief centres , Sabah


Did you find this article insightful?


100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

PM: Govt to look into expanding work from home facilities for women
International Women’s Day: Queen reminds women to love, value themselves
Kuching cops nab two at roadblock, seize drugs worth over RM250,000
Road collapse in Kapit, two women escape with minor injuries
KL police nab 44 in gambling call centre raid
Primary schools fully reopen on Monday (March 8)
MH370 kin still searching for answers, seven years on
PM and wife perform umrah
Photos of Tok Pa taking a bus to Kota Baru go viral
Bar Council lauds virtual criminal appeal hearing system

Stories You'll Enjoy