Batu City Struggles to Recover after Flash Floods

ACT continues to assist Batu residents to recover after being hit by flash floods on Thursday (11/4/2021). One of which is by creating a public kitchen and distributing 400 meal packages per day. The public kitchen is built in one of the residents’ houses.

Batu Flash Floods.
Batu City after flash floods, Monday (11/8/2021). (ACTNews/Rizki Febianto)

ACTNews, MALANG – Four days after being hit by the flash floods, the current condition in a number of areas in Batu City is still disheartening. Various materials still piled up disturbing the residents’ activities.

According to ACTNews team who monitored the location, some large materials that were carried away by the floods were still splattered at several points in Sambung Hamlet, Bulukerto Village, Batu City.

Branch Manager of ACT Malang, Iqrok Wahyu Perdana reported that piled soil and huge stones carried by floods are worried to disturb the entrance of humanitarian aid. “Our team and the surrounding residents have cleaned up the debris,” said Iqrok, Monday (11/8/2021).

Iqrok explained that currently, residents have come back to their respective houses. Meanwhile, survivors who have lost their houses are currently staying in their relatives’ houses.

Iqrok continued, so far, ACT continues to assist Batu residents to recover after the flash floods on Thursday (11/4/2021). One of which is by creating a public kitchen and distributing 400 meal packages per day. The public kitchen is built in one of the residents’ houses.

ACT’s public kitchen is located near the flood-affected location in Malang. (ACTNews/Rizki Febianto)

“Hundreds of meal packages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are usually distributed not only to the survivors but also to workers and volunteers who clean up the remaining debris,” Iqrok concluded.[]