Pamekasan (ANTARA) - A flood accompanied by a whirlwind inundated residential areas and roads in Gladak Anyar village, Pamekasan district, Madura Island, East Java province on Thursday afternoon, following incessant and heavy rainfall.

"The flooding was triggered by heavy rain," said Budi Cahyono, coordinator of the Quick Reaction Team (TRC) of the Pamekasan Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD), during a visit to the flood-affected area.

The BPBD, in cooperation with the local military office, deployed personnel to assist flood victims and monitor further developments, he informed.

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Heavy rains and whirlwinds were also reported in the sub-districts of Larangan, Kadur, Palengaan, Pegantenan and Pademawu in Pamekasan.

The inclement weather conditions are likely to prevail over the next three days, said Cahyono citing a weather forecast from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

"We have already conveyed a warning to the public regarding this matter, and it is hoped that people in disaster-prone areas will be more vigilant," he added.

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