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Sabah must prepare to face floods: Rahman
Published on: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kota Belud: The people in Sabah, particularly those living in flood-prone areas, must make continuous preparations to face any possibility of the floods occurring in the future.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the people in the State could no longer perceive that Sabah would always escape the storms and typhoons that frequently hit the neighbouring country because the trend in global weather had now changed.

"The reality that we must face, know and accept now is that the floods will occur again in future because the change in the weather can no longer be avoided and will hit the whole of Sabah.

"Sabah was previously known as the land below the wind as we always escape from inclement weather such as the typhoon and strong wind, but now we find that Sabah has received the negative effects of the global weather change," he said.

He disclosed this to reporters during his visit to several flood evacuation centres, here, Saturday.

Abdul Rahman, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kota Belud, urged the people in Sabah to grab the benefits from the present weather forecast technology to make preparations to face any natural disaster.

The floods that affected the district for the past week resulted in more than 2,100 people being evacuated to eight relief centres up to today while 26 villages and eight roads were affected by the floods.

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