Over 5,300 homes flooded in W Java's Karawang district

Over 5,300 homes flooded in W Java's Karawang district

Floodwaters submerged houses in Karawang district, West Java on Tuesday. ANTARA/Ibnu Chazar

We also assure that their daily needs will be met, particularly nutrition intake
Karawang, W Java (ANTARA) - Floodwaters swamped 5,303 homes in Karawang district, West Java, on Tuesday, forcing 3,396 people to flee to drier ground, said officials.

The homes were located in 30 villages in 17 sub-districts, according to data provided by the Karawang district military command's task force.

The flood followed heavy rains over the past few days.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries.

While visiting two flood-stricken areas on Tuesday, Karawang district head Cellica Nurrachadiana appealed to all sides to provide aid to flood evacuees soon.

He said many flood evacuees were hoping for immediate assistance in the form of blankets, food, and baby kits.

“We also assure that their daily needs will be met, particularly nutrition intake. We will also try to build another public kitchen. The command post is ready to collaborate with military and police personnel (to handle the impact of the flood),” he stated.

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