Saturday, June 19, 2021

heavy rains

Over 400 flood victims evacuated to relief centres due to floods in Northern Sarawak

MIRI: Heavy downpour and flash floods in the northern region of Sarawak have resulted in 401 flood victims to seek shelter at six temporary evacuation centres. Sarawak disaster management agencies such as the Civil Defence Force (APM) and the Fire...

Flood forces Lawas STOLport to close

KUCHING: The Lawas short take-off and landing airport (STOLport) is temporary closed due to flood following non-stop heavy rains on Wednesday (May 19). Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the closure is expected to be for a few days,...

Avoid ordering food during heavy rain

KUCHING: Miri residents are urged to be considerate to food delivery riders and avoid ordering food during heavy rain. Miri MP Dr Michael Teo said the riders are prone to danger particularly road accidents during the rainy season. “I am very...

Council begins erosion mitigation projects

KUCHING: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) is looking into 37 maintenance projects, mostly involving soil erosion, in its jurisdiction. “There are quite a few problems involving soil erosion, including at Kampung Semeba, in February due to heavy rain and flooding,”...

Monsoon transition to bring thunderstorm, heavy rain

KUALA LUMPUR: Thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit most areas in the west coast and inland states of the Peninsula, western Sabah and western and central Sarawak following the transition phase of the monsoon...

Heavy rain, strong wind warning for Sarawak

KUCHING: The monsoon transition phase is expected to start on Mar 16 and continue until the middle of May, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia). “The start of this phase indicates the end of the North East Monsoon which started...

Heavy rain warning for Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a yellow level (alert) weather warning with heavy rain expected to occur in Kuching, Serian and Samarahan, Sarawak until tomorrow. In a statement today, MetMalaysia said that strong northeasterly winds of...

Kuching records over 200mm rainfall

KUCHING: The rainfall stations here have recorded heavy downpour of more than 200mm in less than 12 hours since late Thursday’s night. State Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) director Datuk Chok Moi Soon said from midnight until 10am on Friday...

Landslide leaves house in mess

SIBURAN: Noises of soil movements and tree branches hitting and encroaching into their bedroom rudely awakened a family of eight this morning. They found that their house was breached by mud caused by a massive landslide. The incident happened around 7.40am...

Local council urged to maintain drains regularly

KUCHING: The flash flood in some parts of the city following a heavy downpour this morning (Feb 19) was likely caused by clogged drains. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said his team had assessed the heavily affected areas and...
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Minister lauds varsity vaccine rollout

KUCHING: Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad has praised   Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) for its vaccine rollout to...
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