Hundreds of people flee their flooded homes in Riau

Hundreds of people flee their flooded homes in Riau

Several children played with an inflatable boat in front of their flooded homes in Pekanbaru on Friday (23/4/2021). (ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman/wsj)

The assistance in the form of evacuation equipment including inflatable boats and logistics has been distributed. Yesterday Mr Governor donated rice to the community in Indragiri Hulu
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA) - Hundreds of people fled their homes after flood hit Pekanbaru city, Rokan Hulu and Indragiri Hulu districts in Riau province.

Acting Chief of the Riau Provincial Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) Edy Afrizal said here on Sunday the agency  sent relief aid to flood-affected areas.

"The assistance in the form of evacuation equipment including inflatable boats and logistics has been distributed. Yesterday Mr Governor donated rice to the community in Indragiri Hulu," he said.

The BPBD has so far distributed 30 packs of side dishes , 18 packs of fast food, 18 packs of nutrition supplement, 10 blankets, five tents, and 500 face masks among flood victims in Pekanbaru, capital of Riau province.

"We have distributed logistics to the BPBD in Pekanbaru to support the evacuation of flood victims," he said.

The BPBD Riau has also lent inflatable boats to the BPBD Pekanbaru to evacuate flood-affected people, he said.

"We also have set up an evacuee tent on Kesadaran Street in Pekanbaru and distributed masks among flood victims," he said.

Heavy rains in Pekanbaru have caused Sail River to overflow.

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