MRI-ACT Evacuates and Provides Food Aid for Flood Survivors in Labuhanbatu

“First aid and urgent assistance have been given to the survivors. We are currently providing public kitchens, ready-to-eat meals, and logistic packages in the form of suitable clothes," said Irfan Al Husainy from ACT Labuhanbatu Program Team.

Labuhanbatu flood.
Hundreds of houses in Labuhanbatu Regency, North Sumatra are flooded. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LABUHANBATU – Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI)-ACT Labuhanbatu evacuated and provided food aid for flood survivors in Siringo-ringo Village, North Rantau District, and Sioldengan Village, South Rantau District, Monday (8/16/2021).

“First aid and urgent assistance have been given to the survivors. We are currently providing public kitchens, ready-to-eat meals, and logistic packages in the form of suitable clothes," said Irfan Al Husainy from ACT Labuhanbatu Program Team, Tuesday (8/17/2021).

The flood occurred on Monday (8/16/2021) at 6 a.m Western Indonesian Time due to the high intensity of rainfall since the night before. The river on the outskirts of the city overflowed, causing residents' houses to be submerged in 1 to 1.5 meters high.

The flood has affected 200 families. There is no injury and casualty in the disaster.

Until this writing, the amount of loss caused by the flood that ravaged the two districts in Labuhanbatu is still unknown, but hundreds of houses were severely damaged.[]