Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor visited flood victims housed at relief centre (PPS) at Dewan Masyarakat Tun Said Kota Belud today.
Hajiji, who arrived at 1 pm, spent about an hour at the centre where he was briefed by Kota Belud District Civil Defense Force (APM) Officer Jimmy Alberto Tining and Dostrict Police Chief Supt Mohd Zaidi Abdullah on the food situation in the district.
Also present were State Community Development and People Wellbeing Minister Shahelmy Yahya, Usukan state Assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak and Tempasuk Assemblyman Mohd Arsad Bistari.
According to Bernama report early today, the number of evacuees housed at the relief centre in Sabah continues to rise.
The State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) quoted as saying that the number of evacuees increased to 673 people from 194 families compared with 407 people from 106 families reported last night, with all of them accommodated in 15 PPS statewide.
Nine districts have been hit by floods with Kota Belud recording the highest number of evacuees at 210 people, Tuaran (112); Kota Kinabalu (101); Paitan (73); Beaufort (78); Penampang (76); and Putatan (23) while no evacuees reported in Kuala Penyu and Sipitang.
It also said that a total of 186 villages have been affected and more people are expected to be evacuated as bad weather warnings have been issued for several places in the state.