Flood Not Receded; ACT East Kalimantan Continues Providing Aid for Flood Victims

For almost a week, Samarinda had been hit by floods. Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) East Kalimantan responded to this situation by establishing a humanitarian post and distributing aid.

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Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) volunteers distributed meal packages to the victims of the floods in Samarinda. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SAMARINDA – Thursday (9/9/2021) marked the seventh days since the floods hit Samarinda, East Kalimantan. It was caused by the heavy rains that had been falling since Thursday (9/2/2021). Hundreds of houses had been submerged by the flood.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) East Kalimantan reported that several areas that were flooded include 12 RTs in East Sempaja Village, North Samarinda District, and 5 RTs in Gunung Lingai Village, Sungai Pinang District. The water level also varied from 40 to 90 centimeters.

Responding to this flood, ACT East Kalimantan and MRI volunteers immediately sent their teams to help the affected residents. They also set up a humanitarian post on Jalan Wahid Hasyim 1 in South Sempaja of North Samarinda.

“We are distributing the assistance donated by the generous philanthropists to the flood victims. Meal packages, staple food supplies, and medicines were immediately given to the flood victims because they were urgently needed," explained Budi Cahyanto from the ACT East Kalimantan, Wednesday (9/8/2021).

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency reported that there is still a potential for heavy rains in Samarinda Region. For this reason, the residents are asked to remain vigilant about subsequent floods that might happen. []