Essay On Causes Of Flood In Malaysia

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2.8 Main Cause of Flood According to Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia (2012), issues of flood that happen certainly had their own causes. There are many causes such as: 2.8.1 Continuous Rain Continuous rain without stopping can cause flooding. In low areas, rain water will flow into the river. River filled with water will overflow causing lowland area are flooded. 2.8.2 Urbanization Urbanization led many areas becomes more modernized. Lowland areas have been reclaimed by taking land from the hills. There are also small rivers that filled up to be used as a building site. Activities such as these are a common factor of flooding. In the past, creeks and valleys turned into water flow, now the area has been covered with soil. When it rains, the water will flow from the hills to the lower area and then stagnant. Eventually the water will increase and flash floods will occur. 2.8.3 River Erosion River …show more content…

After the flood, people can experience emotional problems. They may have lost their sense of security and have difficulty sleeping when it rains or storms, for instance. This is called immaterial damage. The consequences for people depend on the amount of water, the speed with which the water rises, whether they can evacuate, the strength and height of the houses and whether they are able to stay home to wait out the flood in a good way. To do that, need a lot of food and drinking water, blankets and clothes to keep warm. Cattle may drown, harvests fail. Homes, businesses, hospitals, museums: all buildings that flood will be damaged. How much damage depends on the height of the water, the value of the building and the susceptibility to water damage. A company can be damaged not only directly by the water by also indirectly: it may have to close down and therefore will earn no money. If this situation lasts, the customer will go looking for another company to do business

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