Friday, December 26, 2014

Flood in Kelantan - an acceptable natural phenomena for Kelantan's people?

2014 flood in Kelantan is one of the worst?

It is an unfortunate event but now I am not very sure. It is a yearly event but nothing seems to change after 30 years (my working careers). Now I wonder if the Malaysian government or the Kelantan State government or the Kelantan people had just accepted that flood will happen, property will destroyed, live will be lost and business will be disrupted and lots of money will be needed to rebuild the villages, towns and the city.

These few days I had tried hard to search (online) relevant technical papers that analyse the cause of the flood, the mitigation measures and the long term plan to solve this problem. Unfortunately most of the papers are about the impact of the flood to the people (social studies) but less on the long term mitigation.

There was one interesting study by JPS sometime in 1999 on the 'Kelantan River Flood Mitigation Project' but I just wonder whether any real mitigation plan was implemented.

May be it was just a will go on....
May be it is just a place suitable for living 90% of the year which will get less and less as more forest are cleared and sea level rises due to global warming.
May be the rain will move southern ...
May be the tide will die down..
May be the moon will disappear...