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A REVIEW OF FLOOD CATASTROPHIC MANAGEMENT IN MALAYSIA
Abdul Mutalib Leman, K.A. Rahman, M.N.M. Salleh, I. Baba, Dafit Feriyanto, L.S.C. Johnson, S.N. Hidayah M.

Last modified: 2015-10-16

Abstract


Flood Catastrophic occurs every year in Malaysia. Recently, the end of 2014, the worst disaster occurred in Kelantan and followed by Pahang, Terengganu and Sabah. Therefore, need to advance flood catastrophic management to fast action when disaster is occurred. There were existing flood management systems that developed by Infobanjir website and Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia which conducted by short message system (SMS) as one of the delivering systems. Whereas, in the Flood Preparedness and Response in Malaysia was developed by Disaster Management and Relief Committee as well as Malaysia Disaster Preparedness Centre (MDPC). However, ineffective information distribution to the society become main issue to solve, because may have some peoples have changed their phone number which hamper that information. Therefore, the main purpose of this research is to review the flood catastrophic management system in Malaysia to enhance the effectiveness and adapted in flood disaster management in Malaysia. From the result mention that the emergency responds management is divided into 4 phase which are preparedness phase, response phase recovery phase and mitigation phase. It conducted into every level of the country which consists of central, state, district and area levels.

Keywords


Flood, System, Management