37 Evacuated In Paitan; 2,957 Flood Victims Remain In Kota Marudu, Pitas

APM Sabah personnel and volunteers ensured that there was ample food and water at the evacuation centres.
File photo shows APM Sabah personnel and volunteers delivering food and water to an evacuation centre.

KOTA KINABALU – Twelve evacuation centres remain open to shelter 2,957 flood victims comprising 936 families in Kota Marudu and Pitas as of 7am Friday.

Sabah State Disaster Management Committee secretariat chief Col Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said 2,880 from 910 families were staying at 11 evacuation centres in Kota Marudu while 77 from 26 families, at another centre in Pitas.

He said the water level in Sungai Bengkoka and Sungai Kebatasan also remained at the danger level of 4.0 metres and 6.07 metres.

In Sandakan, 37 residents in Kampung Binsulong, Paitan were moved to Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Binsulong when floods hit the village around 9pm Thursday night.

Sandakan Fire and Rescue operations officer Haikal Jammy Ngali Abdullah said the evacuation ended at 12.11pm.