Flash Floods Hit Upper and Lower Pekalongan

Flash floods hit the upper and lower parts of Pekalongan. Several bridges and residential houses were submerged and damaged.

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Residents cross the flood in Tirto Village. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PEKALONGAN – Flooding that submerged a number of villages in Pekalongan has not subsided until Thursday (1/20/2022) night. Some areas that are still inundated are Tirto Village, Sidomulyo Village, Kramatsari Village, Panjang Baru Village and Kandang Panjang Village.

Anis Rosella Pitaloka from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Pekalongan Branch said the water level in some areas varied from 15 to 80 cm. Residents fled to several points, including schools, mosques, and multipurpose buildings.

In addition to the above areas which are located in lower Pekalongan, flooding also hit upper parts of Pekalongan namely Petungkriyono District and Kedungwuni District. In Kedungwuni District, four villages namely Rowocacing Village, Kranji Village, Pengampon Village, and Pakis Putih Village were also hit by flash floods.

“In Petungkriyono and Kedungwuni, the bridges collapsed, and the embankment of the Sengkarang river was breached, resulting in houses being submerged. Around ten houses in Kedungwuni Village were damaged. Now the flood has subsided, and the locals have begun clearing their house off debris and mud,” explained Anis.

The victims of the flooding currently need meal packages, clean water, medicines, vitamins, baby supplies, and sleeping mats. You can donate to help the flood victims through ACT Pekalongan Branch or the Indonesia Dermawan website. []