Friday, March 1, 2024
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Temburong hit by flash floods

James Kon

Several areas in Temburong District were hit by flash floods due to continuous rainfall and high tide over the weekend.

The Temburong District Disaster Management Centre (DDMC) was particularly concerned with KM12, Jalan Temada, which was submerged on Saturday, said the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) in a statement.

In response, Acting Temburong District Officer and Temburong DDMC Chairman Pengiran Muhammad Ameer Mubarak bin Pengiran Haji Hashim visited the site to take a closer look at the situation.

Also on site were various agencies tasked to provide assistance, such as Royal Brunei Armed Forces, FRD, Temburong Police District and Temburong District Office.

The Temburong DDMC deployed a boat to ferry residents out of flood-stricken areas.

In addition, the agency is in discussion with the acting village head of Kampong Baru Lepong to coordinate relief efforts for affected residents.

Meanwhile, the FRD urged the public to keep children from playing in flood waters and ensure all doors and windows in their homes shut to avoid unwanted wild animals, such as snakes, crocodiles and monitor lizards from entering.

A boat being deployed to ferry residents affected by the flood. PHOTOS: DDMC
ABOVE & BELOW: Relief effort team visit the affected areas.