A man and a child carry empty water jugs through the flood in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

West Java Floods Force Thousands to Leave Home

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Jakarta. Floods following heavy rains that started on Sunday have inundated several areas in West Java on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes and rice fields. 

The Citarum and Cibeet River's overflow submerged at least 4,545 houses across 12 sub-districts in the Karawang district, the second-largest rice producer in the province after Indramayu. The flood submerged at least 410 hectares of rice fields, according to reports from the Karawang Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). 

The flood also forced farmers to harvest their rice ahead of time to minimize their losses.  

Meanwhile, rescue teams had to evacuate local residents in the Pamanukan subdistrict in Subang to a temporary shelter under a large flyover, a critical link in Java's northern coastal highway (Pantura). The flood also caused congestion along the road leading to the flyover. The flood victims were in dire need of clean water, clean clothes, and food.

Subang BPBD said the floods affected  75 villages across 11 sub-districts in the district, displacing at least 32,000 people.

Aerial view at at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Aerial view of Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman walks at inundated rice field at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman walks at an inundated rice field in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Aerial view of inundated rice field at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Aerial view of inundated rice field in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Resident stay in a security pos during flood at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residents wait for rescue at a security post during the flood in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residential complex is seen under water during flood at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A residential complex is seen underwater during a flood in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman is waiting to be evacuated during flood at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman is waiting to be evacuated during the flood in Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Flood victim is evacuated by Indonesian army pesonnels at Karangligar village, Karawang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman is evacuated by the Indonesian army personnel from Karangligar village in Karawang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Flood victims is evacuated under Pamanukan fly over at Subang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Flood victims stay at a temporary shelter under the Pamanukan flyover in Subang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Flood victims stays under Pamanukan fly over at Subang in West Java on Feb, 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Hundreds of flood victims are cramped together at the temporary shelter under the Pamanukan flyover in Subang, West Java, on Feb 10, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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