A view of the relief centre at SK Teritipan, Kota Marudu, Sabah. Pix courtesy of Civil Defence Department

KOTA MARUDU: More than 100 people have been evacuated after two villages here were flooded yesterday.

The flood victims are from Kampung Beliajang and Kampung Salimandut here.

The villagers were evacuated to two temporary relief centres, which were opened at 9.50pm last night.

“A total of 101 people from 27 families are seeking shelter at Sekolah Kebangsaan Teritipan.

“Another 16 victims from six families are seeking shelter at the Salimandut Rakan Tetangga building,” said the state Civil Defence Department in a statement today.

The department said heavy downpour since 5pm yesterday had triggered the floods, adding that no schools or roads in the area were affected.

Meanwhile, continuous heavy rains lashed Penampang since 8pm yesterday.

The district Fire and Rescue Department said it received a report of a car being stranded at a flooded road in Kampung Kolopis.

The vehicle’s driver, Donysius Ginoh and his children, Darren, 9, and Davysha, 7, were rescued by a team of firemen who were dispatched to the scene.

The Meteorological Department has forecast that bad weather will continue this morning in Sabah’s interior division, west coast and in Sandakan.

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