Sabah APM on standby since Tuesday (March 8) to face continuous rain


SANDAKAN: The Civil Defence Force (APM) has been prepared since Tuesday (March 8) to face any risk following the continuous rain forecast till Thursday (March 10), particularly within the Sandakan, Kinabatangan and Beluran districts.

Sandakan APM officer Captain Abdullah Sabaruddin stated his group along with the District Disaster Management Committee and different departments and rescue businesses had began monitoring a number of areas recognized as flood-prone websites, together with the Beluran district.

“The areas recognized in our monitoring which have the potential to expertise a sudden rise in water degree are Mamanjang, which is the world between Sandakan and Beluran districts and Gum-Gum in Sandakan.

“We are additionally monitoring settlements close to water sources corresponding to rivers and the ocean as a result of aside from the specter of floods, we’re additionally apprehensive about the specter of storms throughout continuous rains,” he stated when contacted by Bernama right here on Wednesday (March 8).

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) at 12.30pm on Tuesday stated a nasty degree forecast for continuous heavy rain till Thursday in Sabah concerned Sandakan (Telupid, Kinabatangan, Beluran and Sandakan) and Kudat areas.

Abdullah stated his group had all the time ensured the preparedness of all tools, particularly automobiles and boats to facilitate mobilising the affected residents.

Meanwhile in Kinabatangan, district APM officer Captain Ahmad Roslan Mohd Kamel stated though the district was additionally forecast to have continuous rain, the District Disaster Operations Control Centre (PKOB) had concluded that the present cloudy climate in Kinabatangan and occasional drizzle wouldn’t impression the potential for floods.

“Despite this, the monitoring group involving APM, Fire and Rescue Department and Rela are all the time vigilant and prepared to face any eventuality,” he stated.

He stated the monitoring group had been activated following the climate forecast and recognized three flood potential areas, specifically Jalan Cangkul Buang Sayang, Pangkalan Bukit Garam and Kampung Sungai Lokan.

Sabah APM director Col (PA) Sharudin Md Zain stated to face the continuous rain state of affairs, all related businesses had been knowledgeable, particularly the Royal Malaysia Police and the Fire and Rescue Department to be within the subject.

“All businesses have been knowledgeable to monitor ‘hotspot’ areas of their respective districts, all catastrophe operations management centres have additionally been instructed to activate the reporting system,” he stated. – BERNAMA

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