Floods: Number of evacuees exceeds 10,000 in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The number of flood victims housed at 33 relief centres across five districts in Sabah rose to 10,312 as of 8pm on Friday (Jan 27).

While the figures at Kota Marudu’s 12 relief centres remained at 7,358 - which is the highest among the five areas - Pitas district saw the number of evacuees rise in the nine shelters, bringing the total evacuees to 2,160.

Telupid and Tawau districts have three relief centres which were opened on Thursday (Jan 26) - with one in Tawau housing 109 victims, and two in Telupid with 21 victims, according to the state disaster management committee.

The number of victims remained at 664 across nine shelters in Paitan.

While the bad weather or downpour in these areas was only forecast until Thursday, water levels at affected villages have not reduced to enable evacuees to go home.

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