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Banjir di Selangor. Salah siapa?

25 kematian direkodkan dari banjir di Selangor, manakala ribuan dilaporkan kehilangan tempat tinggal dan yang pastinya, proses untuk memulihkan semuanya agar kembali ke keadaan normal bukanlah murah dan mudah.  

Rata-rata mangsa banjir kali ini menyifatkan banjir kali ini adalah yang terburuk dan mereka amat tidak bersedia dan tidak berpuas hati dengan respon yang hangat diperkatakan dan disuarakan kebanyakan mangsa di laman sesawang dan hantaran laman sosial.

Namun persoalannya, wajarkah kita terlalu fokus kepada bersikap menuding jari atau memberikan fokus kepada meneliti punca-punca dan mencari kaedah penyelesaian jangka pendek dan jangka panjang?

Secara pokoknya, mencari pihak yang salah bukanlah jawapan terbaik untuk kita merungkai tahap ketersediaan kita menghadapi dan mengharungi bencana seperti ini. Sebaiknya, semua pihak perlulah berganding bahu dan duduk semeja bagi mengenalpasti punca-punca yang menyebabkan insiden seperti ini berlaku. Sebagai sebuah akademi yang menawarkan khidmat latihan persediaan dan bantuan kecemasan, kami merasakan terpanggil untuk berkongsi pendapat kami untuk dijadikan panduan dan ingatan kepada kita semua agar lebih bersedia di masa akan datang.

 

Punca-Punca Risiko Banjir (Luar Kawalan)

– Masalah bersangkutan dengan iklim tidak menentu
– Kedudukan geografi
– Faktor mukabumi
– Taburan hujan mendadak
– Pasang surut air laut

Punca-Punca Risiko Banjir (Dalam Kawalan)

– Keberkesanan sistem saliran dan alur limpah
– Sampah-sarap menghalang laluan air
– Perancangan penempatan yang silap
– Kurang kepekaan dan campur tangan ahli politik

 

 

Wajarkah kita mengulas risiko banjir di luar kawalan?

Perkara yang disifatkan berlaku di luar kawalan sememangnya tidak akan berjaya diselesaikan oleh sesiapapun. Umum sudah maklum bahawa bencana alam dan tragedi seperti ini kebiasaannya berlaku saban tahun tetapi sekiranya kita gagal membudayakan dan menggiat promosi agar semua orang lebih bersedia dan berwaspada, kehilangan nyawa dan kerosakan teruk harta benda mungkin dapat dikurangkan.

Fire Safety Song

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.” -Stevie Wonder- Let’s sing along together! Only 7 steps can keep us safe from FIRE!

Step 1: Don’t be scared
Step 2: Never hide
Step 3: Have a layout plan
Step 4: If it’s smoky, crawl on your knees
Step 5: Never stop
Step 6: Sit and wait
Step 7: PRACTICE!

Water Up! Water is Life

Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60% water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you're experiencing an illness or have any other health problems.

Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints

Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain.

Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste

Adequate water intake enables your body to excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out waste, as do your intestines. Water can also keep you from getting constipated by softening your stools and helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract.

Water Aids in Digestion

Digestion starts with saliva, the basis of which is water. Digestion relies on enzymes that are found in saliva to help break down food and liquid and to dissolve minerals and other nutrients. Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body. Water is also necessary to help you digest soluble fibre.

Water Prevents You From Becoming Dehydrated

Your body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhoea. If you’re losing fluids for any of these reasons, it’s important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your body’s natural hydration levels.

Fun Fact about FIRE

1. Fire is a chemical reaction that releases light and heat.

2. Fires can be stopped in 3 different ways: Removing the fuel source by isolating it or taking it away. Removing the oxygen by smothering the fire. Reducing the heat by cooling it with water.

3. No one knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was destroyed in a fire in 1836. However, the credit is given to Frederick Graff.

4. You can start a fire using ice. But you need to carve the ice into sphere or magnifying glass like shape and put under sunlight.

5. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill. The steeper the slope, the faster the fire travels. This is because of convection of heat.

6. The heat from a fire alone is enough to kill. It can get as hot as 315 degrees Celsius (0C) at eye level, hot enough to scorch your lungs if you breathe it in and to melt the clothes you’re wearing into your skin.

7. A single fire hydrant in San Francisco survived a massive earthquake in 1906 and aided fire fighters in saving the Mission district. The hydrant was painted gold in memory of the event.

‘’FIRE IS A VERY UNIQUE CREATION’

8. Amazing fact is that more people die from smoke inhalation than flames. Fire can suck all of the oxygen from a room and fill it with poisonous smoke and gases before flames even reach a room.