Storm uproots trees, rain causes floods

Azlan Othman

Heavy rain and strong wind hit the nation at around 3pm yesterday, uprooting trees and causing flash floods at low-lying and flood prone areas.

The Brunei Darussalam Meterological Department in its weather warning yesterday said wind gusts of up to 45km per hour was expected and issued a yellow stage warning alert.

In view of current uncertain weather condition, the public is advised to be alert and take precautions to ensure safety.

In its statement posted in the social media around noon on Tuesday, the department said Brunei is still in the Southwest Monsoon season. At 1am, typhoon Hagupit made windfall in Wenzhou, China but the typhoon is not affecting Brunei.

The Public Works Department (JKR) called on Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge users to take extra precautions during heavy rain and strong wind.

Road users are advised to use headlights and drive within 70 kilometres per hour speed limit.

For inquiries and complaints, call JKR through Darussalam hotline 123, 8333123, go to the department’s social media page or e-mail [email protected]