Numerous villages flooded in Jambi

from Jakarta Post
Published on 27 Dec 2017 View Original

By Jon Afrizal

Floods have hit Sarolangun regency in Jambi, inundating a number of villages in the subdistrict of Air Hitam.

Baru, Semurung and Lubuk Jering are some of the affected villages.

"In Baru, 40 houses are inundated by floodwater of 25 to 60 centimeters in depth," Air Hitam subdistrict head Suryadi said on Wednesday.

However, villagers were insisting on staying in their houses, he added.

In the village of Semurung, the floods affected a school and a health facility.

The Sarolangun Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) is coordinated with district officials in dealing with the floods.

Sarolangun BPBD head Mulyadi said his office had readied three inflatable rafts for evacuations. (ipa)