Flood hits Pamekasan, East Java
December 7, 2007, 7:41 pm
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Floods hit and inundated three villages, namely Galadek Anyar, Karteker and Kolpajung, in Pamekasan regency, Madura, East Java, on Friday night (Dec 7).In many places the flood waters are chest deep, and even reached the roof of many homes at Jalan Amin Jakfar.The first time hitting the three villages, the floods came suddenly and unexpectedly after a river embankment caved in Galadek Anyar village, reaching and inundating nearby homes.

“At least 50 homes were flooded,” said Fauziyah (38), a resident at Jalan Amin Jakfar, Galadek Anyar village.Many residents were crying in panic when seeing their homes almost disappearing from their sight engulfed by raging flood waters.

Residents were trying hard to block the flood waters, by anything they could lay their hands on, including wooden planks, mud and clay, but to no avail. According to Fauziyah, on Friday night many residents took shelter at the local village office, but many stayed near their flooded homes watching out for looters


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