Flood victims receive assistance from rep

Dr Hazland (second right) hands over the aid to a recipient.

KUCHING: Fourty-nine families from Kampung Bako Hulu, Tengah and Hilir here who were affected by flood recently received assistance from Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.

“High tides and floods that occur every year is a natural phenomenon, especially for areas close to the sea and rivers.

“It is hoped that this contribution will ease the burden of families affected by the floods due to high tide,” he said when met after presenting the assistance to the flood victims on Tuesday.

Dr Hazland also reminded people living near the sea and river in the constituency to prepare to face floods due to the ongoing Northeast Monsoon.

“At this time, the weather is unpredictable with heavy rains that often occur in the evening and at night.

“Residents are also urged to keep important documents and electrical equipment in a high and safe place to avoid being destroyed in the flood,” he said.

For the record, most of the settlements in Demak Laut are located by the sea and river which are flood-prone areas.