Indonesia: Eight districts in West Aceh flooded

The Jakarta Post 18 Oct 16;

Eight districts in West Aceh are inundated amid heavy rains in the last five days. Floodwater levels range from 30 centimeters to 1 meter in people’s homes.

“Rain is still pouring,” Teuku Syahluna Polem, head of the West Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said on Tuesday as quoted by

Teuku said flooding had hit 54 villages in eight districts. He said no fatalities had been reported and residents had either remained in their homes or taken shelter in the homes of relatives.

The rains caused Ujong Kalak and Woyla rivers to overflow. The BPBD had deployed heavy equipment to dredge the river.

The eight affected districts are: Johan Pahlawan, Arongan Lambalek, Woyla Timur, Woyla Barat, Meurebo, Kaway XVI, Bubon and Sama Tiga. (evi)

Floods hit two districts in Aceh Province
Antara 17 Oct 16;

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Floods have affected at least nine sub-districts in Aceh Jaya District and six sub-districts in West Aceh District in Aceh Darussalam Province, following incessant rain in the past few days.

Aceh Jaya District authorities declared an emergency after floodwaters touched the 30-70 cm mark, Rimbawa from Aceh Jaya disaster mitigation office said on Monday. The heavy downpour caused Krueng Teunom river to overflow.

In West Aceh District, more than 20 villages in six sub-districts were flooded. The flood-hit sub-districts are Johan Pahlawan, East Woyla, West Woyla, Arongan Lambalek and Meureubo dan Kaway XVI, said Teuku Syahluna Polem from the West Aceh disaster mitigation office. Of these, West Woyla is the worst affected, with floodwaters reaching a height of up to 80 cm.(*)

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