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.

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