The Bitter Truth about Southeast Asian Floods | Part 2



In Part 1 of my blog, I showed the flooding situations across Southeast Asia in 2020. I also mentioned that as the flooding situations worsen, so are their negative impacts on the environment, the economy, and society as a whole.

Floods are a common sight in Southeast Asian countries. What could be the reasons, effects, and solutions to these floods?

Southeast Asian Flooding

In Part 1 of my blog, I showed the flooding situations across Southeast Asian countries in 2020. I also mentioned that as these floods worsen, so are their negative impacts on the environment, the economy, and society as a whole. 

As a continuation, we will answer the following questions that I posted in that preceding blog article:

  • What really are the causes of Southeast Asian floods? 
  • Why does it seem to worsen as time goes by?
  • What are the consequences of these floods?
  • Is there a solution for this? 

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

The Great Flood that Damaged Kuala Lumpur Greatly



It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon. But it did not.

The Great Flood of 1971

It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon.

But it did not.

The rain poured continuously and more intensely for the whole week. By January 4 of the next year, 1971, almost three quarters of the city were submerged underwater. Kuala Lumpur experienced what was known as “The Great Flood”. On this blog, let us take a look at how the flood greatly damaged Kuala Lumpur and how can future flood damages be avoided.

Continue reading “The Great Flood that Damaged Kuala Lumpur Greatly”

Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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