MIRI: The Mulu National Park has been hit by floods which had inundated large areas of Sarawak following heavy rain over the past few days. The World Heritage Site national park in interior northern Sarawak is home to native folk living in settlements within the area and is a popular tourist destination among travellers and adventurers.
On Friday morning (Feb 9), the Miri Fire and Rescue Department received an appeal for help from the welfare and flood disaster management authorities to fly in some 4.5 tonnes of emergency food supply for those stranded in Mulu.
Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said the department had arranged for its helicopter at the Miri Air Base to be deployed for the food-aid mission.”The food will be transported from here to Marudi town, which is the nearest town to Mulu, before being ferried to the Mulu National Park via rescue boats. “Some 285 packs of food weighing 16kg each will be sent to families affected by the floods,” he said. In Baram district, 11 schools were closed on Friday due to the floods.- STAR