670 evacuated to relief centre

KUCHING: A total of 679 flood victims have been moved to evacuation centres (PPS) as of Sunday.

A report by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and Sarawak Civil Defense Force (APM) released Sunday at 4pm said the centres are located in Kuching and Serian divisions. 

The Dewan Masyarakat Kamaruddin Segedup PPS in Kuching currently holds 113 victims.

Meanwhile, Serian has five centres with a total of 566 victims. They are Dewan Kampung Rimba Padi (96 victims), Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanah Puteh (338 victims), Dewan Kampung Slabi Entukuh (32 victims), Dewan Balek Buk Janjun (26 victims) and Dewan Masyarakat Serian (74 victims).

In the previous report released at 12 noon, there were a total of 1,208 victims with one active centre in Kuching, ten in Serian and one in Miri.

The decrease in numbers of evacuation centres and flood victims indicated that the flood situation has subsided.

However, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning of possible heavy rain in Miri (Subis, Beluru, Miri and Marudi) as well as Limbang until Monday.