Floods have forced the evacuation of some 800 people in central and northern Sarawak, while the southern region braces for a second round of flooding in a month.

File photo of Kuching City and Riverside Majestic hotel at the background. On Jan 10, several villages on the banks of Sungai Sarawak Kanan and Sungai Sarawak Kiri, Kuching were inundated in water.

File photo of Kuching City and Riverside Majestic hotel at the background. On Jan 10, several villages on the banks of Sungai Sarawak Kanan and Sungai Sarawak Kiri, Kuching were inundated in water.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said a second wave of heavy rains had hit Kuching and Samarahan Divisions.

State authorities have alerted villagers in low-lying areas, including in Bau district, to be ready to move out from their homes.

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