Padas reaches highest level
Published on: Sunday, February 08, 2009
In KEMABONG, 10 villages affected were Kg Laladang, Kg Kalasasan, Kg Inubai, Kg Penomtomon, Batu-Batu Taga Laut, Kg Bantungan Sapong, Kg Tenom Lama and Kg Denai, among others.
District Natural Disaster Relief Committee Secretary, Andy Fong Tai Yin, advised the people to remain alert as the river water level at press time was 178.20 metres, which is a danger level.
Continuous rainfall also resulted in the road at Km10.9 of Tenom-Ponontomon Road caving in, cutting off the link to Ponontomon and Enubai areas.
Public Works Department (PWD) Technician Hassan Basir said they are clearing the debris and preparing an alternative road to provide a temporary link to the said areas.
Kemabong Assistant District Officer, Gan En Siong, directed his officers to move into the village areas there to lead in any evacuation relief mission.
Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister and Melalap Assemblyman Datuk Radin Malleh, Sabah Housing and Town Development Authority (SHTDA) Chairman and Kemabong Assemblyman Datuk Rubin Balang and Special Officer to the Rural and Regional Development Minister, Jamawi Jaafar, visit ed the temporary evacuation centres where they also provided some relief to the victims.