Jayapura Hit by Flooding and Landslides

Floods and landslides in the city of Jayapura, Papua, have caused blackouts. The flooding also submerged the Papua Governor's Office and Aryoko Hospital.

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A flooded road in Jayapura, Friday (1/7/2022). (ACTNews/Safrudin Abas)

ACTNews, JAYAPURA – Floods and landslides occurred in Jayapura, Friday (1/7/2021) caused by heavy rains that fell from Thursday (1/6/2022) night until Friday morning.

Muh Nurfuad from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Papua branch reported that almost all roads in the center of Jayapura City were drowned. Even the Papua Governor's Office and Aryoko Hospital were completely submerged. The flood with a maximum height of two meters inundated five districts namely North Jayapura, South Jayapura, Abepura, Heram and Muara Tami.

 “The roads from the Apo gas station to the center of Jayapura City are completely flooded. Our emergency response team has participated in the evacuation," said Nurfuad to ACTNews, Friday (1/7/2022).

Meanwhile, the landslide that occurred in Klofkamp, ​​Jayapura City, claimed a number of lives. Electricity in Jayapura City also went out from Thursday night to Friday morning. “The buried residents have not been found. The intensity of rain is also still high, making Jayapura prone to subsequent landslides," he explained. []