Samarinda flood affects 56,123 residents

Samarinda flood affects 56,123 residents

Flooding in Samarinda in June 2019.

Samarinda, E Kalimantan (ANTARA) - The flood that struck several areas in the East Kalimantan provincial capital of Samarinda over the past few days has affected 56,123 residents in five sub-districts, according to the City Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).

"We thank God that the floodwater began to recede yesterday," Secretary of the Samarinda City BPBD Hendra AH said on Friday.

The flood has affected 32,726 residents in Sungai Pinang sub-district, 15,706 residents in North Samarinda sub-district, 6,038 residents in Samarinda Ulu sub-district, 1,612 residents in Samarinda Ilir sub-district and 81 residents in Sungai Kunjang sub-district.

Hendra expressed gratitude to all agencies that set up command posts and distributed foods, foodstuffs and medicines, to ease the burden of flood victims.