Sarawak floods: 1,361 flood victims still in 12 relief centres


KUCHING: A total of 1,361 flood victims from 351 families in Sarawak are still being housed at 12 temporary relief centres, as of 8pm on Sunday (March 3), due to floods affecting the southern areas of the state.

Based on the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee report, the number of flood evacuees dipped slightly compared to 1,497 people from 392 families in 14 relief centres on Sunday morning.

"Three relief centres housing the highest number of victims were in Kuching, at Dewan R-Piang Kampung Sinar Budi Baru with 297 victims, followed by Dewan Masyarakat Stapok (238) and Dewan Taman Malihah (227)," said the report.

Twelve relief centres which were still active were located in Kuching, Bau, Serian and Siburan.

The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee also said that the relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Tengah, Lundu was closed as of 8pm on Saturday (March 2). - Bernama

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