Indonesia: High waves hit Cilacap coast

Jakarta Post 10 Jun 16;

High tidal waves in the waters off Cilacap, a regency on the south coast of Central Java, have inundated houses and prevented local fishermen from going to sea to catch fish.

“The tides were very high. It was frightening. Residents went out to higher ground fearing a tsunami,” resident Rasiono said Thursday.

At least 300 houses belonging to fishermen in Tegalkamulyan village, South Cilacap district, were flooded. The waves also damaged fish ponds on the coast.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the waves on Wednesday night and Thursday reached 4 to 6 meters in height.

“We issued a warning, telling local people that the condition was not safe for sailing,” Teguh Wardoyo of the BMKG said.

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