ACT’s Emergency Response Team Aids Flood Victims in Tebing Tinggi

Floods hit a number of villages in Tebing Tinggi City, North Sumatra, on Sunday morning. A total of 698 families were affected by flooding with water levels of up to 120 centimeters.

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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Emergency Response Team prepares a number of rescue equipment in response to the flood in Tebing Tinggi, North Sumatra, Sunday (11/21/2021). (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TEBING TINGGI - The Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Emergency Response Team responded quickly to the flood that occurred in Tebing Tinggi, North Sumatra, Sunday (11/21/2021). The flooding submerged thousands of houses in five districts.

Muharrom Dani from ACT North Sumatra explained that the emergency response team had headed to the location on Sunday morning.  Armed with safety gear, they evacuated some residents. A total of 698 families were affected by the flood with water levels reaching up to 120 centimeters.

"We are still in the process of helping the victims to evacuate. There are thousands of them. In addition, the team also performed assessments on the location so we can immediately distribute aid to the flood victims,” said Dani when contacted on Monday (22/11/2021).

He further mentioned that the team was also preparing to establish a public kitchen.

On a separate occasion, the Head of the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Board (BNPB)’s Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Center Abdul Muhari said that the flood in Tebing Tinggi City occurred after heavy rains flushed the city. "The delivery of water also caused the Padang and Bailang rivers to overflow," said Abdul Muhari in an official statement received by ACTNews.[]