Are floods the new normal in Malaysia? Here are 10 tips to prepare for it

Malaysians have become accustomed to scenes like this – this is a flooded Kampung Banggol Derom, in Baling, Kedah, on Oct 18, 2022. But last year's year-end floods were the worst ever, and that is the new normal we have to prepare for now. — GC Tan/The Star

It’s 11 months since we experienced terrible floods in the Klang Valley – and it has been a year of severe weather events across the country. A quick scan around the planet shows that extraordinary weather seems to be universal – the “new normal”.

Heatwaves in India, Pakistan, Europe, the United States, Russia, parts of East Asia. Drought in China, Europe, and the Americas, as well as in the Horn of Africa, with devastating humanitarian consequences. Wildfires burning around the planet.

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