Floods hit 12 villages in Aceh Jaya

Banda Aceh, Aceh, (ANTARA News) – Floods have hit 12 villages in four sub-districts in Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Darussalam Province, since Tuesday evening.

“Incessant downpours falling in Aceh Jaya since Tuesday afternoon, have triggered flooding in parts of the four sub-districts,” Teuku Ahmad Dadek, head of the Aceh disaster mitigation office, said here, Wednesday.

Flood waters reaching a height of between 20 cm and 150 cm, forced several people affected by flooding, to evacuate themselves to safer places.

A total of 1,272 households comprising 3,901 people have been affected by the floods in the four sub-districts.

The worst hit sub-district is Darul Hikmah, where 961 families with 3,085 members living in eight villages, are affected.

The inundation submerge two villages in Krueng Sabee sub-district, one village in Sampoiniet sub-district, and another village in Setia Bakti sub-district.

Source: ANTARA News