Flood Waters Recede In Kota Belud; Civil Defence Monitor Situation

A mother and her children at the Dewan Tun Said evacuation centre on Thursday night. They were the only evacuees following the downpour in Kota Belud on Thursday. – Photos courtesy of APM Kota Belud

KOTA BELUD: A woman and her three children are the only evacuees at the Dewan Tun Said community hall following floods that hit several villages here on Thursday evening.

But they too are expected to return to their home Friday as the flood waters are receding and the weather seems fair as of early morning.

According to a Sabah Civil Defence Department (APM) statement Friday, they are monitoring water levels of Sungai Kedamaian, Sungai Abai and Sungai Tempasuk that flows through the area.

The spokesman said Kampung Sembirai, Kg Bobot and Siasai Tamu are still flooded, especially the roads leading to the villages, though the water level have gobe down slightly overnight.

Late Thursday flood waters cut off access to several villages ; Siasai Tamu, Bobot, Ejuk, Kota Belud, Menunggui, Linau, and Gunding.

Since 4.30pm Thursday, the water level in Sungai Tempasuk and Sungau Abai had risen above danger level due to the continuous downpour.

“The floods submerged Jalan Kampung Bobot and Jalan Siasai Tamu. As at 7.20pm, it is still raining, the APM statement said.

The department said it would continue to monitor the floods, adding that its personnel are currently on the ground to assist villagers.