Floods hit Kalimantan and Java
March 11, 2008, 5:33 pm
Filed under: Flood, Landslide

Floods caused by incessant rains have inundated dozens of districts in East Kalimantan and Central Java since Sunday while in East Java, a burst dam is responsible for flooding dozens of houses. In East Kalimantan, floods submerged remote areas along the Mahakam River in West Kutai regency area, it was reported on Monday.

According to a local resident, Tering and Long Iram districts have been hit hard by the floods.Residents are afraid of a repeat of floods that last occurred in 2007 when floodwaters inundated many districts in West Kutai and Kutai Kartanegara for months, causing financial losses of tens of billions of rupiah.
Meanwhile, incessant rain that started on Sunday evening had caused the
Bengawan Solo River in Central Java
to overflow.

At least seven sub-districts were inundated by floodwaters up to 1.5 meters, prompting thousands of residents to evacuate to nearby shelters.

Hundreds of residents of Kadokan village, Grogol district, Sukoharjo regency, Central Java also evacuated following a flood up to one meter. However, some of the residents were able to return to their homes as the water receded.

Meanwhile in Kedungbrubus hamlet, Pilangkenceng district, Madiun regency, East Java, water from a breach in the Kedungbrubus Dam, which was only recently completed, has inundated dozens of houses.  


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