Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) - Flooding caused by unremitting heavy rainfall and the overflowing of several rivers submerged 14 villages in West Aceh District, Aceh Province, the Aceh Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBA) stated.

Aceh BPBA Head Ilyas stated here on Saturday that Alue Kuyun in East Woyla Sub-district, Napai, Alue Leuhop, Blang Luah, Cot Rambong, Pasi Malee, Lhok Malee, Blang Cotmameh, Lubok Pasi Ara, Peuleukueng, Kulam Kaju, Cot Lagan Lm, Blang Cot Rubek, and Ulee Pasi Ara in West Woyla Sub-district were affected by the flooding.

Floodwaters, reaching heights of between 30 centimeters and a meter, swamped residential areas and roads since Friday at 23:00 local time, he remarked.

The flooding affected 152 families in Alue Kuyun, East Woyla. However, the floodwaters began receding on Saturday.

In West Woyla, flooding forced several people to take refuge on higher ground, as their homes got submerged in the floodwaters.

Flooding also hit Lhung Geulumpang Village, Kuala Batee Sub-district, Southwest Aceh District, on Friday.

"Floods due to heavy rainfall in Southwest Aceh inundated residential areas and roads up to 40 centimeters high," he stated. Related news: Five districts in four provinces ravaged by flooding, landslides: BNPB
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