More must be done to prevent floods

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  • Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015

Urban flood woes: Local authorities must monitor drainage in the city to prevent the occurrence of flash floods in urban areas.

AFTER more than 30 years, we recently encountering massive flooding in the country with more than 100,000 people evacuated throughout Malaysia. The North-East monsoon displayed its full strength, devastating the east coast and southern regions of peninsular Malaysia.

Unfortunately, flash floods can develop in just a few minutes of rain and floods can be local, impacting a neighbourhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins.

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