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Impacts of the 2004 tsunami: preparedness of the Malaysian coastal communities

Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza and Asmawi, M. Zainora and Ibrahim, Aisyah Nadrah (2013) Impacts of the 2004 tsunami: preparedness of the Malaysian coastal communities. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 105. pp. 569-576. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26th December 2004 unleashed catastrophe in many nations including coastal communities located along the west-coast of Malaysian Peninsular. The goal of this study is to explore the impact of the tsunami to the preparedness of the affected coastal communities. Data was collected through questionnaire, interviews, documents analysis and field observations. It was found that the 2004 tsunami disaster has left a significant mark on Malaysia's and the world's disaster management landscape but the tragedy has also heightened disaster awareness and steps must be taken to ensure vulnerable communities are well-equipped to face any eventualities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/39855
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tsunami; sustainable coastal communities; disaster management; vulnerability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101 Land use
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015 10:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39855

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