Widespread flooding affects 60 000 people in West Java, Indonesia
Widespread flooding has affected nearly 60 000 residents of Bandung Regency in West Java Indonesia. Figures from the meteorological agency show that the city registered 76.8 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to Tuesday, May 25, 2021, which is nearly half the average May rainfall of 187 mm (7 inches).
Light to heavy rainfall from Monday, May 24, caused the Citarum River and its tributaries to burst their banks, flooding areas of Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Bojongsoang, and Margarahayu sub-districts of Bandung Regency.
Floodwaters reached up to 2.5 m (8 feet) deep, inundating thousands of homes.
According to the regional disaster management agency, as many as 8 812 houses, 18 schools, and 28 places of worship have been submerged.
Some of the areas affected by the recent flooding were previously hit by the same natural disaster in January and again in March this year.
On May 25, Bandung registered 76.8 mm (3 inches) of rain in 24 hours, which is almost half the average rain for this month of 187 mm (7 inches).
Initial assessments showed 59 819 people from 16 887 families have been affected, of which 5 761 households were in Dayeuhkolot, 8 624 in Baleendah, 2 482 in Bojongsoang, and 20 in Margarahayu.
Kabupaten Bandung terendam banjir setinggi 50 sentimeter hingga dua meter.
Foto: Antarahttps://t.co/Jpv950uVNd pic.twitter.com/cR6vjl26Xo
— SINDOnews (@SINDOnews) May 25, 2021
Sungai Citarum meluap, 200 rumah di Bale Endah, Bandung, terendam banjir setinggi hingga 1 meter. #IndosiarBerita
Berita lainnya di: https://t.co/wddAYjGQqE pic.twitter.com/DPCx9KSO6f
— Indosiar (@Indosiar) May 25, 2021
07.27: RT @destinasibdg:
Kondisi banjir di Bojongasih, Dayeuhkolot, Kabupaten Bandung pagi ini, warga terpaksa menggunakan perahu untuk beraktivitas pic.twitter.com/ZBq6e2ufKh
— Radio PRFM 107,5 News Channel (@PRFMnews) May 25, 2021
Banjir di Dayeuhkolot/Baleendah Bandung tetap membuat ibu ini tidak berhenti berdagang. Semoga laku dan diberi kesehatan pic.twitter.com/4XVmOvOdEn
— Blogger BDG (@bangaswi) May 25, 2021
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