The torrential down-pour in the past two-three weeks in Sibu and upper Rajang River gave rise to the hit. Flooding was anticipated, but the scale of it was quite beyond our expectation!
On my way to work this morning, I was shocked by the near-paralised traffic in the town centre. At the junction of Jalan Wong Nai Siong and Jalan Kg. Nyabor, I got caught in the jam for close to 40 minutes, moving my car at a snail's pace until a traffic cop came to ease the mess.
Tonight's flooding is anticipated to be worse, making it nightmarish for residents at the flood-prone areas.
Although flooding is a natural phenomenon, certain infrastructural defects can be rectified to improve the overall situation.
Our meteorological service has much room for improvement in giving warning of flood attacks. In the past few days, there was completely no signal given to Sibuians on the impending hit. This put the whole town in a state of total unpreparedness for the flooding. As a result, a lot of unnecessary hardship was sustained.
A proper warning system has to be put in place for the benefits of Sibuians.