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Continuous heavy rain floods Baram’s low-lying areas
Posted on : 05 Jun 2019  Source of News: The Borneopost online

SK Long Sobeng in upper Tinjar is inundated by several inches of water.

MIRI: Incessant rain since Monday damaged a wooden bridge at Long Watt in Sg Apoh, Baram here yesterday cutting off a key access road for folk in the area.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau when contacted yesterday said he received report from villagers on the damaged bridge and had asked it to be repaired as soon as possible.

“The wooden bridge was damaged and villagers travelling to Long Watt and vice versa thus cannot use it,” said Dennis.

Several low-lying areas in upper Tinjar and Apoh in Baram were also hit by flood following the continuous heavy rain.

Meanwhile, Zone 6 Fire and Rescue station chief, Supt Law Poh Kiong in a statement yesterday said SK Long Sobeng in upper Tinjar was flooded. However, there was no need for any evacuations as the pupils and staff were away on school holidays,

“The water level increased significantly due to the continuous heavy rain in the upper area,” said Law.

Long Sobeng sits on a low-lying area thus gets flooded easily whenever it rains continuously.

According to Law, the ground floor of the school’s academic block, kitchen and dining hall were flooded.

“The teacher’s quarters would likely be flooded as well if the heavy rain persists,” he said.

Water level at Kampung Tuai Rumah (TR) Takang McAdam and Kampung Mulong in UluTeru in Tinjar was also on the rise yesterday.