Three flood relief centres opened in Bintulu, Miri

KUCHING: The state government has intensified efforts in helping victims of the recent bout of flash floods due to the north-east monsoon season.
The State Disaster Relief Committee (JPBN) divulged in a media statement that three relief centres had been opened in Bintulu and Miri (as at 11am on Dec 30) with 366 people from 89 households moved to the relief centres.
Bintulu recorded the highest number of evacuees in the two divisions, with 327 evacuees which was an increase of 105 people from the 222 evacuees recorded earlier at 8am (301213).
Niah sub-district of Miri recorded 34 evacuees while Marudi saw five evacuees.
The committee, with the assistance of relevant departments and agencies, has sent aid to the affected people including rural folks who have been isolated by floods and stranded.
JPBN chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said the incessant rain had caused the Batang Baram River in Miri and Batang Kemena River in Bintulu to burst their banks and flooded low-lying areas.

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