Heavy Rain Causes Floods in Pamijahan District, Bogor

Aksi Cepat Tanggap and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia performed an assessment in Muara Hamlet, Cibunian Village, Pamijahan District, Bogor, Monday (9/21) afternoon.

The flash flood in Muara Hamlet in Monday (9/21) caused massive damages. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR – Several areas in Bogor City and Bogor Regency have been hit by storm since Monday (9/21). Several areas were flooded, including Muara Hamlet in Cibunian Village, Pamijahan District.

One of the affected residents, Ustadz Hendra, told the volunteers of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Bogor that, after the rain that lasted from the afternoon until 8 p.m. later that evening, flood submerged the houses in the hamlet located at the estuary. "Initially, the storm began after asr prayer. The water in Cianten and Cisakati overflowed and flooded our houses,” said Ustadz Hendra who is a teacher at Ta’limul Quran Islamic boarding school. The flood of 1.5 meter high also submerged his boarding school.

He added, this flood is the third in the last 20 years, in 2003, 2016 and 2020. He added that the last flood was the worst.

The MRI and ACT Bogor volunteers immediately conducted an assessment and distributed emergency aid in the form of foodstuffs on Tuesday (9/22). Currently, the residents are in need of emergency aid, including food, clean water and sleeping mats.

ACT Bogor Program Coordinator Khisnul Hasanah invited the community to immediately help flood victims in Muara Hamlet. "You can channel your assistance through Indonesia Dermawan website or BNI Syariah account number 6600000981 in the name of the Aksi Cepat Tanggap Foundation," concluded Khisnul. []