Banda Aceh, Aceh, (ANTARA News) - Floods have hit 12 villages in four sub-districts in Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Darussalam Province, since Tuesday evening.
"Incessant downpours falling in Aceh Jaya since Tuesday afternoon, have triggered flooding in parts of the four sub-districts," Teuku Ahmad Dadek, head of the Aceh disaster mitigation office, said here, Wednesday.
Flood waters reaching a height of between 20 cm and 150 cm, forced several people affected by flooding, to evacuate themselves to safer places.
A total of 1,272 households comprising 3,901 people have been affected by the floods in the four sub-districts.
The worst hit sub-district is Darul Hikmah, where 961 families with 3,085 members living in eight villages, are affected.
The inundation submerge two villages in Krueng Sabee sub-district, one village in Sampoiniet sub-district, and another village in Setia Bakti sub-district.
Reporting by Muhammad Said
Editing by Fardah A