The Mandalika circuit spared by the floods in Lombok: BPBD
Apart from the floods, the cliffs in Selong Belanak village collapsed, but road access was not impeded and was already normal. Likewise, the floodwaters receded that night
Praya, Lombok Tengah (ANTARA) – The Provincial Regional Office for Disaster Mitigation (BPBD) of Lombok Central District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has confirmed that the Mandalika circuit was not affected by the floods that affected struck Kuta village, Pujut sub-district, on December 6.
The floods, triggered by heavy rains and piles of garbage, blocked the stream.
“The puddle was only seen in the neighborhood and not on the Mandalika circuit,” Lombok central BPBD chief Ridwan Makruf said on Tuesday.
According to BPBD data, extreme weather conditions have caused flooding in several areas, such as the villages of Kuta, Kateng and Selong Belanak, due to sea level rise. The flooding that did occur was not too severe although residents evacuated amid heavy rains and overflowing river water.
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“Apart from the floods, the cliffs in the village of Selong Belanak collapsed, but road access was not impeded and was already normal. Likewise, the flood waters receded that night,” a- he added.
Makruf noted that 300 families have been affected by the flooding and confirmed that his camp is still waiting for village officials to provide details of the assistance required.
On another occasion, a resident of Kuta Amaq Jus village said the flooding did not last too long. After the piled up trash clogged the drainage system, it was removed and the water then began to drain, and residents then resumed their normal activities.
“The floods did not last long and were short lived,” he added.
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According to the observation of ANTARA journalists, no puddles were observed in the residential areas of Kuta village and the Mandalika circuit which will soon host MotoGP 2022 in March.
Only mud and piles of garbage were spotted in several spots of the drainage stream that had not been cleaned up.
In addition, the activities of the inhabitants of Kuta village had returned to normal. In addition, normalcy has been restored to traffic access in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) despite the presence of traces of mud from the floods the day before.
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