Floodwaters cut off road in Mukah

APM personnel monitoring the flood situation in Jalan Tingkas Sebakong and Matu.

MUKAH: Jalan Tingkas Sebakong here was cut off on Thursday (Feb 4) due to floods.

According to Civil Defence Force (APM) Mukah chief Capt (PA) Zuriza Sharkawi, the current situation at the location was still safe but residents were reminded to remain vigilant as high tides were beginning to occur.

“The floods are caused by drainage system problems as well as high tide.

“Although, Rumah Ajah Sebakong has been affected by floodwaters as high as 1m, there is no temporary evacuation centre opened so far.”

Meanwhile, as of noon Thursday, several areas in Matu also reported flooding.

“The affected areas are Kampung Bertong, Kampung Jemoreng, Kampung Sekaan Kechil, Kampung Sekaan Besar and Matu town.

“The main road connecting Jemoreng with Bawang is still flooded. However, light vehicles can still go through,” said Matu APM officer Lt (PA) Jumaat Akasas, while advising nearby residents to remain vigilant.

Based on weather reports from the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), heavy rainfall is expected to continue to occur in the central and northern zones of Sarawak involving Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah, Kapit (Song) and Bintulu (Tatau) until today (Friday).