KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): Heavy rains on Tuesday (Sept 21) morning have caused floods in several areas in the districts of Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Tuaran today.
A Sabah State Disaster Management Secretariat spokesman said that the agencies currently involved are monitoring the flood 'hotspot' areas and early preparations have been made to face flood hazards in the state.
"Sungai Moyog was found to be at a dangerous level, and both directions of Jalan Datuk Panglima Banting in Penampang are affected, the public is advised to always be careful in this flood situation. No victims have been evacuated and no relief centre has been opened so far," he said.
Meanwhile, a check by Bernama found that several areas were hit by floods in Kota Kinabalu; amonRead More »
KOTA KINABALU: “I feel so lost and hopeless looking at this pile of mud which used to be my home,” lamented 65-year-old Asin Yumpoh after his house in Kampung Sugud here was damaged by floods.He said the Sept 15 storm was exceptionally strong.
“It took just five minutes for the whole lower floor of the house to be flooded,” he said when met yesterday.
Asin’s three vehicles were washed away while items such as furniture, electrical appliances, kitchen utensils and wood stocks he had bought for some home projects were all gone.
“I have never experienced a flood like this in the 60 years I have been living here,” he said in his native Kadazan language.
Asin said the two-storey village home that was destroyed used to house three faRead More »
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to discuss issues relating to floods, Covid-19 and future plans for the state in next week’s assembly sitting, says Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
The Deputy Chief Minister said he hopes to have a fruitful session with leaders during the sitting which is scheduled from Sept 21 to 23.
He said this after visiting flood victims in Kg Tampasak, Sugud of Penampang on Sunday (Sept 19).
During the visit, Jeffrey announced that the flood mitigation project for Sugud, which was supposed to start next year, would be commenced as soon as possible following the Sept 15 floods and landslides.
“The situation is very bad because this is the first time the volume of water or rain is exceptionally high, and because of thRead More »
KOTA KINABALU: Apart from humans, wildlife and pets were also not spared by the recent flash floods that hit parts of Sabah’s west coast including Penampang, Kinabalu, Putatan and its surrounding areas.
For wildlife rescue rangers, they had a busy couple of days relocating their rescued animals following a landslide which damaged one of their holding facilities at Kg Potuki, Penampang to other places.
Dr Sen Nathan, manager of the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) said that some of the slopes at their rescue centre failed and greatly damaged their wildlife holding areas.
"So, we need to ‘translocate’ the animals to safer facilities as well as to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park nearby," he said, adding the losses faced were estimated to be around RM200,000Read More »
He said the state so far received RM280mil for two of four packages for a comprehensive solution to the perennial flooding problem that affects Penampang, Putatan and also parts of Kota Kinabalu.
"We have two more packages that need to be done simultaneously to mitigate the flooding problem," he said on Friday (Sept 17) after visiting various areas hit by Wednesday's (Sept 15) floods that left three people dead and a trail of damage and landslides.
"The Federal Government needs to allocate the money quickly, especially with theRead More »
The Sabah Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, in a statement, said as of 8am Friday (Sept 17), only one PPS is still operating, namely, the Sports Complex Club House in Penampang which houses all the evacuees.
"All agencies are monitoring the flood situation and flood evacuees will only be allowed to return to their homes once the situation is completely safe,” read the statement.
Continuous heavy rain since noon yesterday, resulted in three districts in Sabah, namely, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan, once again being hit by flash floods which affected several villaRead More »
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