Gorontalo (ANTARA) - A total of 1,150 people were affected by flooding in Padebuolo and Ipilo, Kota Timur Sub-district, in Gorontalo City, Gorontalo Province, on Thursday night.

The floodwaters, reaching heights of nearly 1.5 meters, submerged residential areas, as Bone River overflowed its bank, Kota Timur Sub-district Head Eladona Oktamina Sidiki revealed here.

The local authorities deployed rubber boats to help the displaced people move to higher grounds.

"A joint team and also residents quickly evacuated the flood victims," he stated.

The flooding affected 150 families comprising 500 people in Ipilo and 200 families comprising 650 people in Padebuolo. Related news: Flooding forced 605 Samarinda residents to evacuate
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Translator: Adiwinata S, Fardah
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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