Sabah govt makes early preparations to stand by supplies for year-end floods


KOTA KINABALU: The state government has made early preparations to face the possible flooding season in Sabah at year-end by ensuring supplies for disaster victims are sufficient, says Datuk Shahelmey Yahya.

The state Community Development and People's Wellbeing Minister said items like mattresses, pillows and other basic essentials are being stocked up to be distributed to flood-prone districts.

"Based on the meteorological forecast, we will face a monsoon transition with downpours and thunderstorms to be expected in November and December.

"Delivery of supplies to stand by for flood disasters in areas expected to be hit is currently being arranged," he said in a statement after visiting a disaster supplies storage depot in Sembulan here on Wednesday (Oct 6).

He reminded the people to remain aware of the weather situation in their respective areas, especially during the rainy season.

"For those living in hilly areas or stilt houses (in coastal villages), be alert to the changes in weather to avoid untoward incidents," he said, adding that they should move to safety when needed.

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