592 flood evac­u­a­tion cen­tres pre­pared to house flood vic­tims

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Karen Bong re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

LUNDU: A to­tal of 592 flood evac­u­a­tion cen­tres which can ac­com­mo­date 195,067 peo­ple are on standby for flood­ing.

Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment min­is­ter Dato Seri Ro­hani Ab­dul Karim as­sured yes­ter­day that the Wel­fare Depart­ment had made prepa­ra­tions for pos­si­ble flood­ing.

“The evac­u­a­tion cen­tres were made ready since yes­ter­day ( Wed­nes­day) and op­er­a­tion rooms ac­ti­vated fol­low­ing the continuous rain­fall here,” she said af­ter clos­ing the Women En­trepreneur­ship Pro­gramme at the Com­mu­nity Hall of Kam­pung

The evac­u­a­tion cen­tres were made ready since yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day) and op­er­a­tion rooms ac­ti­vated fol­low­ing the continuous rain­fall here. Dato Seri Ro­hani Ab­dul Karim, Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment min­is­ter

Stung­gang Me­layu Lama near here.

“The wa­ters seemed to have risen a lit­tle so the evac­u­a­tion cen­tres are ready though not open yet.”

This mea­sure, Ro­hani elab­o­rated, was part of stan­dard pro­ce­dure so rel­e­vant agen­cies can re­spond quickly to emer­gen­cies in­stead of be­ing caught by sur­prise by fast ris­ing wa­ters.

The District Of­fi­cers, she re­minded, play a role in in­struct­ing res­i­dents to evac­u­ate when the sit­u­a­tion en­dan­gers lives.

“The evac­u­a­tion cen­tres are equipped with for­ward base where food sup­plies stored can last for three days.

“The op­er­a­tion rooms are gath­er­ing all in­for­ma­tion on the flood sit­u­a­tion,” she said.

The pub­lic can get and check the lat­est in­for­ma­tion on the flood sit­u­a­tion as well as lo­cate evac­u­a­tion cen­tres through In­foBan­jir mo­bile apps.

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