4,718 flood victims evacuated in Membakut, Beaufort

KOTA KINABALU: The number of flood victims evacuated to temporary relief centres in Membakut and Beaufort increased to 4,718 as of 3pm yesterday.

Membakut remains the worst hit area with 3,212 victims from 831 families evacuated to Dewan Baru Membakut, SMK Membakut II, SMK St Patrick, Dewan Kampung Bawan and Masjid Bambangan.

In Beaufort, the number of victims evacuated to six temporary relief centres had also risen from 1,442 to 1,506.

The four temporary relief centres in Tenom and one in Sipitang have been closed.

Meanwhile, the Drainage and Irrigation Department website reported that the Sungai Padas level was above cautionary level, which is at 7.56 metres, while river levels elsewhere near the affected areas were reported to be normal.

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