Flash floods in Sarawak: number of victims now 278; continued rain expected through Thursday, March 2 – paultan.org

The number of flood victims in Kuching, Bau and Siburan districts increased by 278 this morning from 127 people yesterday, according to a Bernama report.

Six flood relief centers (PPS) have been opened to accommodate the victims, according to the secretariat of the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN).

The center with the highest number of victims in Kuching housed 124 people from 26 families, with two other PPS housing 76 victims from 17 families and 22 victims from five families. In Bau, the two relief centers are hosting 20 victims from eight families and nine victims from two families respectively, while in Siburan, one relief center is hosting 27 victims from eight families.

Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, December 2021

As with our earlier report today from flash floods in johorwhich included a report from the Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia), the state of Sarawak was given a “Caution” status for continued rain, along with Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya as of 1:05pm. from today. .

For drivers and vehicle owners, flood risk is sometimes overlooked when purchasing or renewing vehicle insurance policies, which could result in material and financial expense. flood losses.

In these cases, the additional flood or special hazards to politics is highly recommended; Otherwise, not much can be done about the repairs except shell out big bucks to do it. Many of us seem to have given up on additional coverage; as of October 2022, it was found that about 59% of vehicle owners did not have sufficient flood damage coverage.

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