Thursday, June 27

Five-hour downpour floods low-lying areas

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The flood at Hua Kiew Road near Billian Lane as of yesterday afternoon.

SIBU: A five-hour downpour yesterday caused low-lying areas here to be flooded.

A housewife at Billian Lane said the downpour started around midnight and only stopped at 5am.

“It rained throughout the night and only stopped around 5am when I woke to prepare breakfast for my children,” she said, adding the flood waters only receded slightly by yesterday evening.

She believed that blocked drains in the area led to the flood.

“I’m not at all surprised by the flood because year in and year out, we face the same situation.

“Here, it floods every time it pours heavily.”