Strong winds rip off roofs, damage houses in Labuan


LABUAN: Several houses in 5 villages right here had been badly broken after their roofs had been blown away as a result of robust winds on Sunday afternoon (July 10).

The 3pm incident concerned Kampung Layang-Layangan, Kampung Tanjung Aru, Kampung Kilan, Kampung Lubok Temiang and Kampung Sungai Bedaun.

It additionally induced the ceiling of the multipurpose corridor at Sungai Labu Mosque to break down, however no casualties had been reported.

Strong winds and thunderstorms since final evening additionally uprooted dozens of huge bushes alongside the principle highway to a number of villages, whereas quite a few houses in Kampung Lubok Temiang and Kampung Sungai Labu had been broken by falling bushes.

Labuan Fire and Rescue Department director Ismaidi Ismail advised Bernama that the division’s operation room has been receiving continuous emergency calls since final evening.

“We have dispatched our group to chop and take away bushes that hit houses and clear the fallen bushes on the principle highway,” he mentioned.

On Friday (July 8), the Malaysian Meteorological Department mentioned the low-pressure climate system in the western Philippines is predicted to maneuver in the direction of japanese Vietnam from July 9 to 13.

It mentioned the state of affairs has the potential to deliver alongside robust westerly winds and will trigger squall line incidents.

This might end result in heavy rain with thunderstorms and robust winds in northern Sarawak (Bintulu, Miri and Limbang), western Sabah and Labuan from July 9 to 10 and the northern states of the peninsula from July 11 to 13. – Bernama

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