Number of flood evacuees in Sarawak exceeds 1,000

KUCHING: The number of flood victims in Sarawak has increased on Saturday night (March 2) with over 1,000 evacuees placed in eight temporary evacuation centres in the southern areas of the state.

According to the report from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee, 1,193 victims from 367 families are taking shelter in evacuation centres, compared to 356 individuals from 121 families as of noon on Saturday.

"The evacuation centres in the Kuching area include Dewan R-Piang Kampung Sinar Budi Baru, Dewan Masyarakat Stapok, SJK (C) Chung Hua Batu Kawa, SJK (C) Chung Hua Sungai Tengah, Dewan Taman Malihah.

"In addition, the evacuation centres in Bau are Balai Raya Kampung Senibung and Dewan Kampung Segong, while PPS SK Pasir Tengah in Lundu," the report stated. – Bernama

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