Floods across 8 states in Malaysia were abated within 3 days
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On the morning of 21 December 2021, Kyrios received emergency calls for help from friends in Malaysia citing disastrous floods caused by days of torrential rains in Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, and Perak. Despite Kyrios having already intervened a couple days earlier on 19 December to reduce the torrential rains, floodwaters continued to rise in several areas. In some other areas, water levels remained high even as the rains have mostly stopped.
Kyrios noted the increasing severity of the crisis, where many Malaysians were trapped amid deep waters and had to climb onto roofs to escape danger. As government aid was not forthcoming, many had no food and potable water. Homes were destroyed while some even lost their lives. Authorities declared this a “once in 100 years” flood.
The rising water levels in many areas endangering lives around Malaysia prompted Kyrios to decide to intervene once again by easing rainfall and enabling flood waters to recede. This time round, Kyrios assured that the floods would abate within 3 days.
True enough, according to meteorological data between 21 and 24 December 2021, weather stations in areas where Kyrios carried out interventions reported a gradual fall in water levels from “Dangerous” to “Safe”.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Malaysians who actively feedback on the flood and rainfall situation on the ground, which helped Kyrios to carry out timely weather interventions. Kyrios also commended on how the Harapan coalition and many Malaysians had tirelessly saved those in danger, regardless of race and religion.
Although this round of floods subsided within 3 days, Kyrios’ intervention only alleviated the symptoms but not the root causes of this disaster. While this once in 100 years flood may be due to climate change, the severity and impact of it could have been reduced with proper infrastructure through long-term planning and investment by a responsible and caring government. Malaysians have also seen how help was rendered during their greatest need, and should therefore discern carefully who is best able to look after their long term interests and livelihoods. Malaysians must stay united, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. Only by supporting a righteous government with the right values and through hard work, can Malaysia truly achieve prosperity and sustained peace, and avoid such catastrophic disasters in the future.