For further information and assistance, he recommended that the staff and students get in touch with the disaster operations room at 09-668 5059/09-668 4118.
Asst Comm Sharudin Md Zain, director of the state’s Civil Defence Department in Kota Kinabalu, announced that 859 hotspots encompassing 31 districts and sub-districts that are susceptible to flooding and associated calamities have been identified.
He said that the department could send out 78 land and 122 sea assets in total in case of an emergency.
In addition to other emergency and rescue organisations, he declared that 12,055 rescuers would be ready to go at any time to guarantee efficient rescue operations.
Additionally, he reported that 423 makeshift shelters with space for nearly 151,000 victims were prepared for use.
He also mentioned that the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) had prepared 4,000 meal kits as early assistance for victims of disasters.
He claimed that since November 5, pertinent training sessions for locals had been held in a number of locations.
Sharudin stated that Kota Kinabalu, Kudat, Pitas, Beaufort, Penampang, Kota Belud, and Kota Marudu were among the flood-prone and disaster-prone areas in Sabah.
“A total of 1,314 assets will be used for emergencies with the other rescue agencies,” stated Sharudin.