Floods affected 60,000 people in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Flooding has affected more than 60,000 residents in Bandung regency, West Java province, Indonesia. Thousands of homes were flooded.

According to the regional disaster management agency, heavy rains on May 24 caused the Citarum River and its tributaries to burst their banks, flooding the Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Bojongsoang and Margarahayu areas of Bandung County. The flood waters were up to 2.5 meters deep in some places. Many affected areas were previously flooded in January and March this year.

According to the meteorological agency of Indonesia, the city of Bandung received 76.8 mm of rainfall in 24 hours through May 25, 2021. The water level in the Sitarum River in Dyeuhkolot jumped more than 7 meters. The alert level here is 6 meters and the danger level is 7.2 meters.

Initial estimates are that 59,819 people from 16,887 households in the sub-districts of Dyeuhkolot (5,761 households), Baleendah (8,624), Bojongsoang (2,482) and Margarahayu (20) were affected. 8,812 homes, 18 schools and 28 churches were flooded by floodwaters.

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