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Indonesia, Flooding in Medan City, North Sumatra (22 Aug 2021)

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AFFECTED AREA/S

Kota Medan

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Medan City Flood, Prov. North Sumatra

Early Warning:
• Effective 20 August 2021 at 07.00 WIB to 21 August 2021 at 07.00 WIB, which has the potential for Heavy Rain Impact for Flood / Flash Impacts to occur in North Sumatra with Alert Status (signature.bmkg.go.id)

Preparedness:
• BPBD Prov. North Sumatra forwards the early warning information on the potential for rain to the Regency/City BPBD to be forwarded to relevant parties in the Regency/City and the Community to be alert to the threat of Hydrometeorological disasters.

Chronology :
• High intensity of rain in mountainous areas and overflowing of the Deli river on Sunday (22/08/2021) at 22.00 WIB which inundated residential areas in several areas in Medan City

Location :
• Kec. Maimun Field
• Ds. Sei Mati
• Ds. Aur

Casualties:
• 880 households / 2,935 people affected

Material Losses:
• 863 housing units submerged with TMA reaching ±40 - 120 cm

Effort :
Medan City BPBD took actions, among others;
• Monitoring and collecting data at the flood-prone areas
• Coordinate with the Environment, Kelurahan and related agencies (Basarnas Medan) for the process of evacuating residents.
• Prepare logistical assistance and equipment for flood locations
• Prepare evacuation equipment for people in need of assistance
• Continue to Monitor BMKG Developments and Weather
• Urge residents to immediately evacuate to a safer place

Source :
• Medan City BPBD Pusdalops

Informed By:
PUSDALOPS-PB BNPB
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