KUCHING (Bernama) – Authorities in the Baram district in the Miri division fear that incessant rain could trigger more floods in Bakong where 20 people had already been evacuated as of 11am yesterday.
Bakong sub-district senior administrative officer Albania Linus Lukong said yesterday the 20 flood victims from four families had been moved to the Beluru community hall in Bakong.
Ten of them from two families were evacuated earlier in the morning and 10 more from two families at about 10am, he told Bernama.
“The weather is overcast with intermittent rain, and this situation can worsen the floods.
“If the level of the Baram River drops fast, then water from the Bakong River can flow into it. Otherwise, the Bakong River will continue to overflow,” he said.
Albania said the security forces were standing by to evacuate more people should the situation warrant that.