Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~Running through the Monsoon~

Kedah and Perlis scramble to send aid to 19,000 hit by floodwaters

A FAMILY mourns the death of a 13-year-old; a 64-year-old German woman is reported missing and some 19,000 lives are turned upside down as the floods in Kedah and Perlis cause devastation.
With road and rail links cut because of the floods, both states scrambled to send aid to stranded victims. In one instance, six men sought refuge on a tree because of the rising waters.
Rescue teams have been sent to the affected areas and steps taken to make sure victims receive all the help they need.
Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu described the floods as “really bad” and its damage worse than the big flood of 2005 when the entire state was flooded.
Desperate for some kind of transportation, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, the Tambun Tulang assemblyman, flagged down tractors, backhoes and lorries to ask for help to ferry the victims out of their houses.
In Kelantan, another RM50,000 worth of basic necessities will be provided to those staying in relief centres after the first RM100,000 worth of items ran out.

Source - The Star Online

I must have slept during my geography class and never paid any attention to breaking news last time about serious floods that took place last time in Malaysia. Why? Because I thought only the East coast would be affected by the Northern Eastern monsoon comes November. So, for the past few days when I read the news I was like, wah, so the northern part also got hit by the flood when it's the monsoon season eh?

Credit to Outskirt Outreach
So embarrassing that I didn't know that! >___< Perhaps those states were affected also last time but not as bad as the ones in Kuantan in 2005?, and in Kelantan and Terengganu every year. Maybe.

Natural phenomenon like this is a reminder to us humans, that before the mother nature, we are really small. So, don't be so cocky aa! XP



JaJa'Z said...

banjir di ktn 2005??? salah tu akak rasa..banjir teruk tu tahun 2001...2005 akak ada kat ktn dah din oiii..mana ada banjir..Dan tak tau ke selama ni yg blah utara pun selalu banjir time ujung2 tahun? selalu lah..dah banyak kali dah..kelantang nad ganu takyah citer lah kan...

Danial Ikhwan Jaafar said...

ada satu masa tu teruk gile banjir kat kuantan. bukan baru lagi ke? ada sekali tu teruk gile sampai highway ke KL pon banjir. saya ingat sebab semua orang kureng happy tak dapat ke kl, plan dibatalkan. hahah XP

JaJa'Z said...

ye ke..? ada ke? tak teruk sangat ku kalau nak compare dengan thn 2001..satu sg isap tenggelam...


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