Monday, January 19, 2009

"history of landslide"

recently, i had a shocked and it's not surprising that landslides has been occurred again around the area of Ulu Kelang. This incident happened almost every year especially in the monsoon month! According to AP, four persons has been killed wheareas 15 were injured. The bungalows were covered/closed with sands. The residents were expected to be evacuated to Sek.Keb.Hulu Kelang. The search-rescue operation is in the process. The causes of the landslides are human-activities like deforestation, poor drainage management and rapid development. Landslides kill people, destroy trees, crops and other plantations. This catastrophe could drastically affect everyone who lives near an elevated area. A single but relatively strong rainfall, thunderstorm, hurricane / tropical depression could make the soil erode, which will cause immense flooding, and will, definitely rage on the residents below.
More so, in the case of crops, without a doubt, the floods that could be casued by landslides will tremendously damage them, if ot totally wipe them out. However, all this can be prevented if illegal logging, and other unscrupulous practices against mother nature could be checked and controlled.


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