OVER 4000 FLOOD VICTIMS ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME
The flood situation in Pitas has started to improve, and over 4,000 villagers were allowed to return to their homes starting yesterday.
District Officer Sapdin Ibrahim, in disclosing this, however said that 37 people from 11 families in Kampung Pusilab were still temporary sheltered at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pitas as the water had yet to recede.
“We have closed most of the temporary shelters since 11am and would probably deactivate the operations room at 6pm today (yesterday).
It will be re-activated as and when it is needed.
“For now, the weather had also somehow improved,” he said when contacted by The Borneo Post.
He also disclosed that food assistance would be distributed to flood victims as soon as possible.
“We were allocated food assistance for at least 5,000 people. About 1,000 to 2,000 who have yet to receive their assistance, will receive them soon,” he said.
He added the distribution would be done based on the report and record from the affected villages.
“They are also welcome to contact the office if they have yet to receive their assistance,” he said.