Monday, January 19, 2009

Sibu - Multipronged Flood Mitigation Projects After Lunar New Year

The persistent rain keeps Sibuians nightmarish! It is nerve-racking nowadays to wake up in the middle of a night to find rain pouring down, worrying the water level might be already on the rise.

I am more fortunate to be in an area which is much less flood-prone. But I feel for those who are in the low-lying black-listed zones. Are they going to stay awake at night to keep watch of rising water level?

According to the news today, some multipronged flood mitigation projects would be planned out after the Lunar New Year. This is more or less warming up an old dish and as such, it is not expected to stir up any bout of excitement. Anyway, it has been a long wait and we sincerely hope something concrete would be forthcoming this time.

The ambitious PR has added a new dimension to the local politics, making it a lot more interesting. Let's stay tuned in to it!

The above picture is by courtesy of Steve Ling.

6 comments:

巴尔尼老爹 said...

每年回家乡过年,必逢雨季及水灾。今年大概又得回乡‘游山游水’。。。唉。

Tony Hii said...

What a frustration!

suituapui said...

After the Lunar New Year??? Gosh! And we usually have King Tide on the 1st of the month on the Chinese calendar, the worst being in the 3rd! Good grief! With the non-stop rain day in and day out, we're doomed!!! Everybody, better get your boats ready! We'll all be rowing into the Year of the Ox!!!

Tony Hii said...

STP, the flooding is a long granny story! Have a nice break-off for CNY.

Anonymous said...

How's the weather forcast for CNY? Hope there's no heavy downpour.Yesterday I noticed the sun smiling but today it's hiding again.I REALLY DREAD THE FLOOD...

Tony Hii said...

We just have to keep our fingers crossed. According to the Lunar calendar, the floods would not be expected to swamp Sibu.