KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his wife, Puan Sri Jamilah Anu, today visited flood evacuees who are taking shelter at Taman Malihah Multipurpose Hall, about 20 km from here.
The couple arrived at the hall, which was turned into flood relief centre, at 3.40 pm and spent almost an hour with the flood victims.
Also present were Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim and Deputy State Secretary Datu Misnu Taha.
Speaking to reporters later, Adenan said the overall process of evacuating and transferring flood victims to relief centres was running smoothly with only minor glitches.
He said he was informed that heavy downpour last night had also caused the houses of 626 families in Kuching and Bau to be inundated by flash floods and that the situation in the two districts were being closely monitored.
“We expect the situation to improve today, but we are taking every precaution, especially as the tides come in,” he said.
As at 4 pm, the number of flood evacuees in Kuching and Bau districts increased to 645 from 147 families, compared to 560 from 125 families in the afternoon.
Adenan said he was satisfied with the preparation taken by all related agencies, and happy to see that all the flood victims at evacuation centres were provided with enough food, shelter and other basic necessities.- BERNAMA