· ·

More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

indonesia-flood

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25.

Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four sub-districts in 14 urban villages in the city.

Among the worst-hit areas was North Samarinda, where up to 1 671 houses were submerged, impacting 13 896 people. In the district of Sungai Pinang, 1 634 houses were engulfed, affecting 6 211 individuals.

In the neighboring province of South Kalimantan, 190 houses were damaged and 585 people were affected in Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency.

Several main roads remain inaccessible as floodwater levels continue to increase above 0.8 m (2.6 feet).

While some of the affected communities are evacuating themselves to safer areas, many are still living in their inundated houses and are waiting to be relocated to evacuation centers.

The Samarinda Electricity Company have shut down electrical substation around the affected area.

Featured image credit: BPBD Samarinda

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.