Big Flood in Mentakab

Dec 13 – I have been living in Mentakab, Pahang for more than ten years without any major events occuring. On the day I was visiting Bangkok, the biggest flood since 1971 hit town. By the time, I returned to Mentakab on Dec 17, the roads were opened and the flood waters were subsiding. But the floods which has eluded me, had brought a lot of hardship to thousands of inhabitants.

It is really sad when you lose everything which you have worked for all your life in a flood. I know at least two persons whose houses were under 6 feet of water. No words can describe their loss and grief.

The following pictures which were taken by friends who experienced the floods in Mentakab would cast some light to this display of destruction by mother nature.

Main Street Mentakab

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 People Crossing

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The Pahang River merged with the road

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 TF Supermarket

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BHP Station

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 Mentakab Market

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Mentakab Bus Station

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Boatman on the street 

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Evacuation

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 The road leading to my house

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 Submerged Car

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Submerged House

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The Highways

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4 Responses to Big Flood in Mentakab

  1. shorthorse says:

    Sometimes acts of nature serve as a reminder to us on who’s actually the boss…..!!!!! May we never forget it.

  2. asme says:

    It is also serves to remind us of the abuses that we have done to our land.

  3. Thanks for the pictures. I missed the flood. WAs in KL. Couldn’t come back coz road was closed somewhere near Lanchang.

  4. asme says:

    You could still reach Mentakab but you would have to drive to Jerantut then. 3 hours from Lanchang.

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