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Malaysia, Flooding and Landslide in Kanowit Town

04:22 Apr 27 2020 Kanowit Town

Malaysia, Flooding and Landslide in Kanowit Town Malaysia, Flooding and Landslide in Kanowit Town
Description
The road to Nanga Jagau resettlement scheme in the remote area of Kanowit, collapsed and cutting off access to about 2,020 residents from 21 longhouses. The gravel road at Nanga Belasang, located 300 metres from the resettlement area collapsed when one of the culverts was damaged and could no longer channel large quantities of water.

Heavy rain for the past few days have caused the Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Nanga Jagau inundated with floodwaters at 0.76-metre deep. There is no way out of this place if the road is not repaired.

Apart from SK Nanga Jagau other schools in the Kanowit remote area were also flooded, namely SK Nanga Nirok, SK Nanga Balingiau and SK Ulu Poi.

Several low-lying areas along Jalan Salim-Sebatau in Sibu were also flooded for about one meter deep and he advised those living in the lowland areas and near river banks to be on alert and prioritise their safety.

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