Malaysia: Heavy rains result in floods in 28 settlements in northern Sarawak

stephen then The Star 26 Dec 17;

MIRI: High tide and heavy rains caused rivers to overflow resulting in 28 settlements in Niah and Beluru districts in northern Sarawak being flooded - a few of them up to 1.8m of water.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department in its latest flood update at 530pm on Tuesday (Dec 26) said the two districts are the worst-hit in the state.

At least four of those settlements are under 1.5-1.8m of water.

Rumah Mentali , Rumah Sunok and Rumah Nyalak are located in Niah district about 100km south of Miri city.

The rest of the 24 settlements are also flooded with lower water levels.

Bomba Sarawak said evacuations will be carried out in the worst-hit areas as and when the affected residents are ready to move out.