Floods affect 81,088 residents in five sub-districts of Bandung

Floods affect 81,088 residents in five sub-districts of Bandung

Flooding in Dayeyhkolot sub-district, Bandung District, West Java Province. (FOTO/NOVRIAN ARBI)

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - Floods have submerged 21,888 homes in five sub-districts of Bandung District, West Java since Thursday (April 30, 2020), affecting 81,088 residents (24,898 families), according to data from the West Java Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD). The flood-affected sub-districts are — Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Arjasari, Bojongsoang, and Banjaran, said Budi Budiman, head of the West Java BPBD, here on Saturday.

Flooding has been reported in 21,888 homes in the five sub-districts of Bandung Regency. Flood waters have also entered 46 schools, 96 places of worship, and 27 public facilities, Budiman said.

In Bojongsoang, Bojongsari, and Tegaluar villages of Bojongsoang sub-district, flood waters reaching a height of 10 cm-1.4 m have inundated 6,814 homes, 53 places of worship, 19 schools, and 20 other public facilities. A total of 6,971 families have been affected by the floods, including 629 families, consisting of 1,710 people, who have been displaced.

In Andir and Baleendah villages of Baleendah sub-district, flood waters reaching a height of between 20 cm-2.20 m have submerged 7,907 homes, 35 places of worship, and 7 schools. A total of 9,208 families, comprising 33,252 people, have been affected, including 21 families (91 people) that have been forced to evacuate to higher ground.

In Dayeuhkolot sub-district, floods have hit the villages of Dayeuhkolot, Citereup, and Pasawahan, affecting 8,719 families (26,078 people) and displacing 33 families (96 people). A total of 7,907 houses, 8 places of worship, 20 schools, and 7 other public facilities have been inundated by flood waters, reaching a depth of up to two meters.

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