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Saturday, 13 January, 2018 | 12:40 WIB
Flash Floods Inundate Hundreds of Houses in Gorontalo

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Flash floods in Gorontalo inundated hundreds of houses on Friday, January 12. The floods swept a number of villages in Boalemo Regency.

"Around 1,215 families were affected by the flood," National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated on Saturday, January 13.

The floods struck four villages in Boalemo Regency, namely Mutiara Village, Mekarjaya Village, Mustika Village and Harapan Village. In addition, 904 houses were inundated by the floods caused by two hours of torrential rain.

Read: Flood in Bandung Inundates 1,500 Homes

Furthermore, 75 houses in Mutiara Village is inundated by 90-centimeter-high water. 20 houses in Mekarjaya Village and a bridge were also inundated by 60-cm-high water.

Meanwhile, 25 houses in Mustika Village were inundated by 100-cm-high water. The worst floods hit Harapan Village with water as high as 150-cm-high water inundating 350 houses. It also damaged 20 meters of a dam.

BPBD is currently still collecting data of floods in Boalemo. Local BPBD has also provided food to residents of Mustika Village. Sutopo added that the floods keep subsiding.

ZARA AMELIA



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