Flood situation improves following fine weather

Batu Kitang Assemblyman and Chairman of MPP Lo Khere Chiang.

KUCHING: The situation in flood affected areas under the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) jurisdiction has improved following fine weather today.

MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang said this when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune today for updates on the flood situation in MPP areas.

“Today there are no more flooding as the weather has improved, but there are still parts of low-lying areas still inundated.

“Two days ago, the flooding was really bad because of continuous heavy rains. The worse flooded area was at Taman Malihah,” he said.

He pointed out that the evacuation of flood victims could not have gone on smoothly without the help of government agencies as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

He singled out the fire brigade, civil defence force and several NGOs which had helped in evacuating flood victims to the relief centres.

“On our part, MPP have been helping to distribute food and supplies to the victims,” he said.

Lo also informed that there were cases of soil erosions happening in Padawan area due to the heavy rains.

“We have sent personnel to areas where landslides have occurred to cover the soil with plastic sheets in order to prevent further landslides from happening.

“Some roads were cut off because of the soil erosion, so it will take time to rebuild and repair the roads,” said Lo.