Woman In Kelantan Goes Viral Selling Nasi Kerabu Despite Flood Waters Rising To Knee Level

Every year, as the year-end approaches, states along the East Coast of Malaysia, including Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang, frequently experience flood disasters due to relentless heavy rainfall.

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Furthermore, neighbouring countries, especially southern Thailand, also contend with floods, affecting tens of thousands of residents.

These calamities lead to the closure of numerous roads, adversely impacting businesses situated along the roadside.

However, a TikTok video featuring a woman has garnered widespread attention as she perseveres in selling "nasi kerabu" to sustain herself amid flood waters that have risen up to knee level.

In the video shared by @userp422ac68zn, the woman can be observed selling "nasi kerabu," fried bihun, and an array of side dishes right in front of her house.

What astonishes many is that, despite the floodwaters nearly reaching waist level, the woman persists in her business activities.

Two customers are captured buying food, seemingly unaffected by the rising water surrounding them, "May blessings always come your way. Despite the flood, aunty continues to earn a living,” one person commented.



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As of the writing of this article, the video has amassed 1.9 million views, 84.9K likes, and 5.9K shares on TikTok.

An examination of the comments section reveals that, on average, netizens commend the woman's determination to earn a livelihood in the face of adversity.

It is important to exercise extra caution when consuming food in areas affected by floods. Floodwaters can be contaminated with various harmful bacteria, posing a potential health risk if ingested. These bacteria may come from a variety of sources, including sewage, debris, and other contaminants present in the floodwaters.

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To minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses, it is advisable to avoid eating any food that has come into contact with floodwaters. This includes not only food items directly submerged in water but also those stored in containers that may have been exposed to the contaminated floodwaters. Additionally, thoroughly wash and sanitize any utensils, dishes, or surfaces that may have come into contact with the floodwaters.

Taking these precautions is essential to safeguard your health and prevent the potential spread of waterborne diseases associated with floodwaters.