we declare Your Perfection above and beyond all: we have no knowledge whatsoever except what You have taught us. No doubt it is You, and You alone that is all Knowledgeable and all Wise. (al-Baqarah, 32)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sinking of Pekan

The rainy season is officially here and my hometown of Pekan is getting flooded. This is by far the worse case since 1998. Today is the third day since Pekan started flooding and the water level is still rising thanks to the seemingly non-stop raining.


Actually, just a portion of the town is flooded. Some areas are still passable by car but there are areas which are just too flooded for anything to get through.

the river is pouring onto the streets

Another cause for the flood is cos the Pahang River is right next to the town. As you can see from the pic above the river is consuming the road and within a few days you will see boats on that road instead of cars.

This is the area which is most affected by the flood. The water level is just a few inches before entering the shops. Most of the shops, however, are still open. Most admirable.

The flood has also caused the Pekan-Kuantan road to get cut off. Because, food supply are mostly brought in from outside of town, there is currently a shortage of food in town. As if things couldn't get any worse, we don't get any supply of water as of this morning because the water pumping facility has been submerged. Our only source of water now is the sky. I don't know how things are going to turn out in the coming days but I do know the longer this flood last, the worse the situation is going to become. Worse comes to worse, I would gladly give my life away and ride on that submarine to....oh wait, wrong story :p

3 free comments:

soyasofya said...

aaaa.. sinking of japan! mana volcanoes nye???

Yuen said...

omgosh! O.O

soyasofya said...

hey yuen, hav u watched that movie? u shud! dem scary..

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