Indonesia: 310 hectares of rice fields inundated in Langkat, North Sumatra

Antara 26 May 17;

Langkat, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Rice fields measuring a total of 310 hectares were flooded in the sub-districts of Sei Lepan and Babalan, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province.

Of the total, 270 hectares were located in Lama Village, Sei Lepan Sub-district, Miswandi, a local agricultural coordinator, revealed here, Thursday.

Moreover, 20 hectares of rice fields and 12 hectares of corn fields were inundated in the Harapan Baru Village. Corn fields in the villages of Suka Damai and Hinai Hanan were also flooded.

In the Babalan Sub-district, flooding affected 20 hectares of rice fields in North Pelawai Village.

Noto Atmojo of the local disaster mitigation office said flooding also affected the palm oil plantations, including 100 hectares in Harapan Baru Village and 10 hectares in Lama Village.

Floods have hit several villages in Sei Lepan Sub-district, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province.

The flooding affected a total of 526 families and displaced at least 29 families.

"They are taking refuge, as flooding has affected their homes," Noto Atmojo of the local disaster mitigation office stated here, Thursday.

The floodwaters, reaching heights of up to 80-100 centimeters, affected 156 families and displaced 29 of them in Lama Baru Village.

Floods also affected 155 households in Lama Village, 98 families in Harapan Baru Village, and 48 others in Harapan Jaya Village.

In addition to the Babalan Sub-district, Langkat District experienced floods due to the overflowing of Lepan River.

Tens of houses in the villages of South Pelawi and North Securai were inundated.

The local disaster mitigation office has set up emergency tents to accommodate the flood victims and deployed several rubber boats for evacuation.(*)


Floods hit Langkat District in North Sumatra Province
Antara 25 May 17;

Langkat, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Floods have hit several villages in Sei Lepan Sub-district, Langkat District, North Sumatra Province, and displaced at least 29 families.

"They are taking refuge, as flooding has affected their homes," Noto Atmojo of the local disaster mitigation office stated here, Thursday.

A total of 457 families were affected by the floods in Sei Lepan. The flooding was caused, as a 15-meter-long dyke had burst.

The floodwaters, reaching heights of up to 80-100 centimeters, affected 156 families and displaced 29 of them in Lama Baru Village.

Floods also affected 155 households in Lama Village, 98 families in Harapan Baru Village, and 48 others in Harapan Jaya Village.

In addition to the Babalan Sub-district, Langkat District experienced floods due to the overflowing of Lepan River.

Tens of houses in the villages of South Pelawi and North Securai were inundated.

The local disaster mitigation office has set up emergency tents to accommodate the flood victims and deployed several rubber boats for evacuation.(*)

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