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.