Residents in low-lying areas along Sg Baram brace for evacuation

Desmond Davidson

More than 4,000 residents have been told to stay alert as rising floodwaters are threatening eight areas in the Telang Usan district in Sarawak. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 16, 2020.

AUTHORITIES in Sarawak have issued early warnings to settlements in low-lying areas of Sg Baram to brace for evacuation as the river’s water level is reported to be rising.

More than 4,000 residents living along the second longest river in the state have been warned by their local disaster management office to be on the alert as rising floodwaters are threatening eight areas in the Telang Usan district.

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