Psychological impacts of flash flooding in the Klang Valley, Malaysia

Mohd Yusoff, Mariney and Goh, Hong Chin (2010) Psychological impacts of flash flooding in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. In: Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (CHHSS 2010), 26-28 February, 2010, Singapore. (Unpublished)


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Recently, rapid development of the Klang Valley has tended to squeeze settlement developments into fragile areas, particularly flood plains, due to the limited supply of suitable non-hazardous land. Developments on these flood plains will be exposed to the risk of flooding. The Klang Valley is well known for its serious problems with flash floods: they generally occur four to five times a year and sometimes more often. Two to three hours of heavy rain is enough to cause the river in the Klang Valley to reach its peak discharge. Flash floods have led to intangible psychological impacts on the effected residents. This research will discuss the psychological impacts of flash flooding in two residential areas with different levels of living community and different housing constructions. The first is the properly planned settlement of TTDI Jaya and the second is the squatter settlement of Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukom. The information discussed here is drawn from interviews with the residents and questionnaire surveys. Keywords: Psychological impacts, flash floods, Klang Valley, flood plain development

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floods, Flood damage prevention, Flood control, Dwellings--Effect of floods on
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fazli Zainordin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 07:28
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2012 07:28

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