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Floodwaters receding in Sabah’s Beaufort district

BEAUFORT, Feb 18, 2014: Floodwaters have begun to recede in the Beaufort district, enabling evacuees at relief centres to return to their homes. As at 10am today, the number of evacuees at the five relief centres had dropped to 1,972 from 2,449 yesterday evening, said a spokesman of the Beaufort flood operations room. The evacuees comprised members of 627 families from 50 villages. The spokesman said the re ...

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Most roads in flood-hit Tutong areas now accessible

TUTONG, Jan 30: Most roads in the flood-hit areas of Tutong are now accessible to the public with floodwaters beginning to decrease. Floodwater levels of below 0.4 metres were recorded on nearly 90 per cent of the affected roads in the district yesterday. The depth of floods on Jalan Kg Benutan, Jalan Kecil Layong and Jalan Bengkuru measured between 0.5 and 0.7 metres. Meanwhile, 11 other roads have since d ...

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Floodwater in Tutong no longer labelled dangerous

TUTONG, Jan 29: Floodwater levels in Tutong District are no longer classified as dangerous, but residents were advised to exercise caution at all times by the acting commanding officer at Tutong District ‘E’ Command yesterday. Assistant Superintendent of Fire and Rescue (ASFR) Mohammad Shazwan Suhanie told The Brunei Times that floodwater levels had dropped as rainfall decreased over the last few days. “Bas ...

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Death and Displacement Mount in Indonesia Floods

  JAKARTA, INDONESIA, Jan 23: While an estimated 60,000 Jakarta residents have been displaced following flooding across the city, flooding in other regions around the country have also forced thousands to evacuate and left losses potentially totaling billions, in addition to outbreaks of illness and damaged public facilities. In the West Java district of Karawang, 75 kilometers west of Jakarta, nearly ...

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Heavy rain leads to Brunei airport flooding

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Passenger arriving on a late night flight were caught by surprise as they experienced a waterlogged arrival hall at the Brunei International Airport late last night following heavy rains across the Brunei-Muara District, Borneo Bulletin reported. Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the scene while mopping up work was conducted to reduce the impact of the flooding even as passengers cal ...

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