Floods Ravage Several Villages in West Kalimantan

ACT West Kalimantan Branch Manager, Didik Imam Wahyudi said that the water level in Sungai Pelang Village has reached 50 centimeters. Meanwhile, at the other three villages in Muara Pawan District, the water level has reached 1.3 meters.

West Kalimantan.
Several areas in West Kalimantan are hit by floods. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, WEST KALIMANTAN – Four villages in two districts in Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan were submerged by floods. The four villages are Sungai Pelang Village in Matan Hilir DIstrict, Ulak Medang, Tanjung Pasar, and Mayak Villages in Muara Pawan District.

ACT West Kalimantan Branch manager, Didik Imam Wahyudi said that the water level in Sungai Pelang Village has reached 50 centimeters. Meanwhile, at the other three villages in Muara Pawan District, the water level has reached 1.3 meters.

“The last two days the rainfall is quite high. The possibility of flooding will continue to inundate residents' settlements," said Didik, Tuesday (9/14/2021).

Furthermore, a total of four regencies in West Kalimantan are inundated by floods including Mempawah, Melawi, Kapuas Hulu, and Ketapang Regencies.

“For Mempawah and Melawi Regencies, the water has started to subside. We also have done distributing assistance. Meanwhile, Kapuas Hulu and Ketapang Regencies are still submerged by floods,” he said.

On Tuesday, ACT West Kalimantan volunteers have distributed emergency assistance including food and sanitary equipment.

Alhamdulillah, 40 packages of food aid and sanitary assistance have been distributed to flood survivors in Mempawah Regency, followed by the other 60 packages of food aid and sanitary equipment for residents in Melawi Regency,” concluded Didik.[]