Indonesia: Floods submerge 700 houses in Rokan Hulu, Riau

Antara 14 Nov 16;

Pekanbaru (ANTARA News) - Floods, triggered by incessant heavy rains, have submerged at least 700 houses in Rokan Hulu District, Riau Islands.

"Floods hit four sub-districts and inundated some 700 houses," Aceng Hardiana, Head of Rokan Hulu Disaster Mitigation Office, said here on Monday.

The four sub-districts flooded following the overflowing of Rivers Aliantan and Teriak were Kabun, Tandun, Rambah Samo, and Rambah Hilir.

The rivers spilled over their banks following incessant heavy rains since the wee hours of Monday.

"We have forecast that rain might continue and flooding might expand to wider areas," he said.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR)

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