Floods hit two districts in Aceh Province

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Floods have affected at least nine sub-districts in Aceh Jaya District and six sub-districts in West Aceh District in Aceh Darussalam Province, following incessant rain in the past few days.

Aceh Jaya District authorities declared an emergency after floodwaters touched the 30-70 cm mark, Rimbawa from Aceh Jaya disaster mitigation office said on Monday. The heavy downpour caused Krueng Teunom river to overflow.

In West Aceh District, more than 20 villages in six sub-districts were flooded. The flood-hit sub-districts are Johan Pahlawan, East Woyla, West Woyla, Arongan Lambalek and Meureubo dan Kaway XVI, said Teuku Syahluna Polem from the West Aceh disaster mitigation office. Of these, West Woyla is the worst affected, with floodwaters reaching a height of up to 80 cm.(*)