By S. Harrish
HEAVY rain over the past few days has resulted in Sungai Rajang and its tributaries to rise to a dangerous level, causing concern to people living in low-lying areas and hill slopes.
Kapit district officer Cerisologo Sabut reminded people staying near the river to be alert during the current rainy season.
He advised those whose houses are erected on hill slopes to be vigilant and watch out for landslides or mudflows during heavy rain that may affect their houses.
To those living in low-lying areas or longhouses erected along the river bank, he reminded them to keep an eye on the water level and not to allow children to play near the river.
Cerisologo also advised those commuting using river, to equip their boats with safety measures like long ropes and poles while their outboard engines must be in tip-top condition besides wearing safety jackets and to watch out for floating wood or debris.