Indonesia, Flooding in Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan

14:34 Sep 7 2020 Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan

Flooding has inundated dozens of districts in Central Kalimantan over the last 15 days causing the provincial administration to declare a state of emergency.

The Central Kalimantan Indonesia volunteer society of humanitarian organisation Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), said that floods had affected 4,509 families in nine district in Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan.

According to Adi Cahyono, head of the Central Kalimantan Indonesia volunteer society of humanitarian organisation Aksi Cepat Tanggap, basing on data from the Central Kalimantan Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), 16459 were affected by the flood. At least 4,000 houses were damaged in nine district, namely Seruyan tengah, Batu Ampar, Antang Kalang, Marikit, Mentaya Hulu, Seruyan Hulu, Suling Tambun, Manjul and Danau Seluluk.

Highest water level recorded was on the eighth day of the floods reaching up to 3.5 metres. According to regents' accounts, flooding in Seruyan regency was the worst it had been in the last 15 years.

Flooding has also affected dozens of other districts in six regencies: Katingan, Lamandau, East Kotawaringin, West Kotawaringin, Kapuas and Murung Raya
Additional Data
Country: Indonesia
Affected Area / Region: Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan


Affected Families: 4509
Affected Persons: 16459


Damaged houses: 4000

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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