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An assessment on early warning system : Initial survey analysis.

Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Zen, Ismawi and Rabe, Noor Suzilawati and Tukiman, Izawati and Sabri Muda, Rahsidi and Mamat, Ahmad Fadhli (2019) An assessment on early warning system : Initial survey analysis. Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 17 (2). pp. 334-342.

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Abstract

In Cameron Highland, Lembah Bertam area and further downstream villages in Susu Dam area are prone and vulnerable to the highest occurrence of floods especially during monsoon season. Thus, Early Warning System (EWS) were set up to avoid or to reduce the impact of natural hazard turns disasters such as floods, landslides and storms with the aim to reduce the vulnerability and disaster risks that signifies the effectiveness of EWS in the realisation of affected community. To test the awareness and preparedness of community in the selected area, a questionnaire survey was employed as the data collection method. The questionnaire survey was conducted before the direct engagement on the EWS information with the community. Using the mixed sampling method of cluster random sampling, a total of 800 respondents from 11 villages, and 5 main ethnicity groups were involved in the survey. From the result, there was a positive relationship showing that respondents who claimed they knew about the EWS from information signage were those from the older age category and earning higher monthly income. On the other hand, there is a negative relationship between respondents’ age and monthly income against other sources that indicates respondents who claimed they knew about the EWS from other sources were those in the younger age category and have low monthly income.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3177/74802
Uncontrolled Keywords: early warning system; dam, hazard, Cameron Highland
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 16:19
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 16:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74802

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