Five stories on floods and landslides

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UNYIELDING rain in the past few days kept our reporters and photographers busy getting updates on the weather and what it did to some communities. Check out these five news reports from today’s edition of The Brunei Times.

EXPECT less rainfall in the next few days. That was the advice from the Weather Services Division of the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department. It will continue to rain until the end of January, but the amount of rainfall will not be as much as was recorded the past few days, said the division.

AT LEAST five families in Tutong District were evacuated on Thursday from their homes which rising floodwater inundated and rendered unsafe.

CLASSES in seven government schools in Tutong and one in Belait were interrupted yesterday as floodwater inundated the classrooms or rendered the roads leading to them impassable to vehicles.

A LANDSLIDE has shoved into a water treatment plant located along the road to the Tasek Lama Recreational Park in Bandar Seri Begawan. Heavy rainfall over the last few days weakened a core segment of a hill, causing the soil to push through a gate and shake the water tanks in the treatment plant. Find out more from the visit of Ministry of Development officials to the worst-hit flood areas.

THE Minister of Religious Affairs, meanwhile, calls for mass prayers.

Ministries concerned visited flood-affected areas on Thursday, and families affected by the floods in Tutong are to receive assistance.

The Brunei Times