This morning, the flooding condition in Sibu eased off, much to the relief of Sibuians who had undergone stress in the past two days.
Subsiding is soothing, but the havoc leaves the flooded areas defaced with mud and debris, making an otherwise clean town filthy.
Now the nature has called it off, albeit only for the time being, it leaves much for us to ponder about and concern with - our accountability, ostrich mentality and carefree attitude ( tidak apa lah! ) !
Sibu is our dear hometown and we are all sentimentally tied to it. We are all part of it and, therefore, it is only natural for us to show our love for it, hoping to better Sibu through our humble concern!
If we all take concerns with negative attitude, then our ostrich mentality would bog Sibu down and take it to no greater height.
In terms of scale, the flooding this time was more serious than the hit in Dec. 1983. At the junction of Jalan Kg. Nyabor and Jalan Central, the knee-height water level has not changed. But, after the attack in 1983, the junction was tar-refilled to one foot higher. This implies that the flooding this time hit a new height!
According to our meteorological forecast, Sibu may be swamped again in a few days' time. We are appreciative for this timely warning.