Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin

Case of temerloh

Nurul Ashikin Alias, Chamhuri Siwar, Mohd Khairi Ismail, Nor Diana Mohd Idris

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Abstract

Flood is one of the most common disasters in Malaysia especially during northeast monsoon season (November March). This chapter analyses flood disaster management strategies in Pahang on preparations and vulnerabilities of the local communities along the Pahang River Basin, especially in Temerloh. In Malaysia, the National Security Council (MKN) is the organisation that is fully responsible in managing the national disaster management system, which provides an effective relieve mechanism for flood disaster. This study utilises two type of sources which are primary and secondary sources to collect the data. The primary data were collected in June 2015 through a survey of 202 respondents affected by the flood by using semi-structured questionnaires through an interview conducted in person. Meanwhile, the secondary data were collected from the local authorities. From both sources, the survey shows that 31% of the population in Temerloh did not get an early warning notification, more than half involving those in the rural area. Lack of efficient early warning system became one of the vulnerability factors affecting local community. About 78% of respondents have been relocated to the relief centres around Temerloh. Agricultural income dropped by 31.2% as the result of damaged crops and cessation of small businesses, which contributed to the increase in hardcore-poor category by 6.5%. The study concludes that it is essential to review the effectiveness of flood disaster management strategies in Pahang to minimise the aftermath impact of flooding to the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages91-102
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Volume20
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

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disaster management
Disasters
basin
disaster
vulnerability
national security
early warning system
National security
Alarm systems
Catchments
Crops
rural area
monsoon
relief
flooding
river basin
Rivers
income
crop
Industry

Keywords

  • Disaster management strategies
  • Flood in Pahang
  • Flood management
  • Floods
  • Preparedness
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Alias, N. A., Siwar, C., Ismail, M. K., & Idris, N. D. M. (2018). Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin: Case of temerloh. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management (pp. 91-102). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 20). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020017

Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin : Case of temerloh. / Alias, Nurul Ashikin; Siwar, Chamhuri; Ismail, Mohd Khairi; Idris, Nor Diana Mohd.

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. p. 91-102 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Alias, NA, Siwar, C, Ismail, MK & Idris, NDM 2018, Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin: Case of temerloh. in Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, vol. 20, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020017
Alias NA, Siwar C, Ismail MK, Idris NDM. Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin: Case of temerloh. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2018. p. 91-102. (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-726220180000020017
Alias, Nurul Ashikin ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Ismail, Mohd Khairi ; Idris, Nor Diana Mohd. / Flood disaster management in sungai pahang basin : Case of temerloh. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2018. pp. 91-102 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management).
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