The heavy downpour over a few days early this week had caused 2 blockades in Niah-1 in Rumah Ranggon and another in Rumah Bili, to be suspended for the time being. The flood cut off the 2 communities -located on either side of a river, to take a rest from the blockade. It is meaningless to continue anyway since the workers of the company which encroach on their land in the name of joint-ventures are also stopped from their work by the floods. The residents blamed the flood-which come annually, on the unregulated logging up-stream.
They think that the flood this year is much worst than before. Many residents are hanging out in the town-the Niah junction, waiting for the flood to subside so that supplies can be brought in to give relief to those who were left behind and cut off from the rest of the world. Land transports were stopped by the flood water in most long houses in this area.