Thursday, July 24, 2008

Waterworld

Flood affected Sibu yet again yesterday. I did not realize this until my lunch time when I passed through Jalan Bako, near Ngiu Kee.

This are the view of a section at Jalan Bako which is flooded. Notice the water is brownish, meaning that it is water from our Rejang River.

Realizing some of the low lying areas might be affected, I cycle to some of these areas after work to check it out and indeed most of those areas were flooded.


I check areas around Nanyang Garden, some parts of Oya Road, Belian Road, Tong Sang Road and Kapor Road and one can see for yourself the flood and the water level. This is still not yet considered serious if flood situation from previous year is taken into account. I will regard this as minor flood only. So, one can imagine what is it like when there is a major flood here.

The main reason for the flood is that the river bed is now shallow as the government do not want to dredge it. Hence the river overflow when there is a king tide or heavy downpour to the drainage system and causing this flood. This problem been around for years without any effective corrective actions.

6 comments:

jenn_US said...

oh no. same scenario in the Philippines. :(

cc said...

Oh no. That's pretty bad. One of my cousin stays in a low lying area that always affected by heavy rains. It's a very devastating affair.

Johnny Ong said...

this is small issue, wait till u see those in the capital city esp those right in the centre of it

shawnn loo said...

it is very bad...

sometimes KL will suffer same kind of disaster...

Hope god bless us

JoVie said...

Nice pictrue.. I like it..

But wahy the last icture can't be viewed??

JoVie said...

Never stop to see that picture..

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