Heavy rain causes water levels to rise

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PADAWAN: A continuous heavy downpour in the wee hours of Tuesday (Jan 25) inundated several houses and roads in Kampung Simpok, here.

Kampung Simpok Volunteer Fire Brigade (PBS) officer Alice Luna Bala said rising water levels partially submerged numerous roads including Lorong 3, 6, 9 and 10B of Kampung Simpok.

She said based on monitoring carried out by PBS Simpok and the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) Simpok area, several routes were cut off, namely Lorong 3 and Lorong 10B due to water levels reaching up to five feet.

“But so far, the situation is under control and the river water is receding. For now, no villagers have been evacuated.

“We will conduct monitoring from time to time,” she said when met here on Tuesday.

She said the villagers would be evacuated to a Temporary Evacuation Centre (PPS) located in the Kampung Simpok Multipurpose Hall should conditions worsen.

Alice said rescuers were put on stand-by to help evacuate residents and their belongings to safe areas.

Apart from Kampung Simpok, rescuers are also monitoring the flood situation in Kampung Mundai, Kampung Sarig, Kampung Maang and surrounding areas.

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