Hundreds of houses were flooded in Jember, one person was injured : Indonesia Hundreds of houses were flooded in Jember, one person was injured : Indonesia

Hundreds of houses were flooded in Jember, one person was injured : Indonesia

Hundreds of houses were flooded in Jember, one person was injured : Indonesia

Jember, East Java - The Jember Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), East Java noted that hundreds of houses were flooded in two sub-districts due to heavy rain that hit the local area, Friday (8/3) afternoon until evening, with one person injured. as a result of the disaster.

"The flood overflowed into residential areas and national roads with a water level of 60-100 cm and entered residents' homes with a water level of 20-50 cm," said Jember BPBD Head Widodo Julianto when confirmed in Jember, Saturday.

He explained that heavy rain for an hour in the area caused the Banjarsari River to overflow in Paguan Hamlet, Petung Village, Bangsalsari District, thereby submerging residential areas.

"The flooding was also caused by overflowing rice fields and residential areas and drainage which was unable to accommodate rainwater discharge," he said.

He explained that the flood submerged several villages in Bangsalsari District, namely Petung, Tisnogambar, Sukorejo and Langkap Villages with a total of 392 families (KK) affected.

In Balung District, floods hit several hamlets in Curahlele Village with the number of victims affected being 282 families.

The total number of those affected by the flood reached 674 families with one person suffering injuries in the name of Hadi Wicaksono (45) because he was hit by a house wall that collapsed as a result of the disaster.

Joint officers also evacuated children and the elderly whose houses were flooded quite heavily because the river water flow in the local area was quite heavy so there were fears that the flood would be even higher.

The flood which inundated the national road in Petung Village, Bangsalsari District, caused traffic jams of up to seven kilometers, both from Jember to Surabaya and vice versa. Some drivers choose to turn their vehicles around to find an alternative route.

"Currently, the flooded national roads have receded and traffic routes have returned to normal. Likewise, the flood conditions in Petung Village, Bangsalsari District have also receded," he said.

Floods in Langkap Village, Sukorejo, Tisnogambar in Bangsalsari District and Curah Lele Village, Balung District are still inundating residents' houses.

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