Wednesday, July 17

Kakus readies 16 flood evacuation centres


Datuk John Sikie Tayai

SIBU: Sixteen flood evacuation centres in Kakus near here have been placed on standby following the continuous wet weather.

According to Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs Datuk John Sikie Tayai, these centres would be activated when the need arises.

However, he said no reports of flood have been received from his constituency thus far.

“Actually, a meeting was held for all those involved to be on the guard for any eventuality,” said Sikie, who is Kakus assemblyman to thesundaypost here yesterday in response to queries about flood in Kakus.

“Nanga Tau, Kuala Muput in Ulu Anap, Long Biak, Kuala Penyarai, Lubok Kubong are among flood-prone areas in Kakus.”

He advised longhouse residents in his constituency to be vigilant at all times.

“If their houses/longhouses are affected by the flood, they should inform the operation room at Tatau District Office immediately so that appropriate action could be taken,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sibu Division Resident Charles Siaw said there has been no report of flooding in Kanowit, Selangau and Sibu.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department website, isolated thunderstorms over inland areas in Sarawak has been forecasted for the next few days, starting yesterday.

Isolated rain has been forcasted in Selangau from Feb 16 till 17 with isolated thunderstorms on Feb 18.