BPBD evacuates flood victims in West Lombok district
According to a recent report, the district of West Lombok has been the most affected by the flooding.
W Lombok, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – Evacuation of flood victims in West Lombok district is still underway, the head of the West Nusa Provincial Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said on Monday. Tenggara (NTB), Sahdan.
“According to a recent report, the district of West Lombok has been the most affected by the flooding,” he said.
The areas affected by the flooding in the district include the sub-districts of Gunungsari, Batu Layar and Sekotong, he said.
The areas experienced flooding due to heavy rainfall from Sunday to Monday morning, which caused rivers to overflow, he said.
In addition, landslides have been reported in Batu Layar and Gunungsari sub-districts, he said.
A number of areas of Lombok Island were also affected by the disaster, including Mataram Town, East Lombok District and North Lombok District. However, the regions were not as badly affected as the district of West Lombok, he added.
“In the city of Mataram, there have been many tidal floods that hit the coastal areas. Meanwhile, the districts of Lombok North and Lombok East have also been inundated by the overflowing rivers,” the chief said. of the agency.
However, he was unable to provide information on the losses caused by the flooding, saying the affected area was large enough, so officers were still determining the extent of the flood-related losses.
Meanwhile, NTB Provincial BPBD Emergency Department Chief Abdul Gani said that based on recent data, there were around 404 families affected by flooding in Gunungsari sub-district and 1,222 families. or 3,985 people affected by flooding in Sekotong sub-district.
The agency is still collecting data on affected residents in the Batu Layar sub-district, he added.
In the city of Mataram, the disaster struck the sub-district of Ampenan, as well as the villages of Selagalas and Kekalik, he informed.
“So far the BPBD rapid response team as well as the National Search and Rescue Agency, military and police evacuate residents. According to recent reports, there have been no casualties.” , Gani added.
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