The Jakarta Post
A major flood in Gorontalo regency, Gorontalo province, hit more than a thousand houses on Wednesday including Dunda Limboto Hospital, forcing the management there to move 80 patients to several emergency shelters such as meeting hall Kasmat Lahay.
The flood affected 4,296 people form 1,222 families, Sucipto Abdullah of the Gorontalo Social Affairs Agency said Wednesday.
Heavy rains from Tuesday to Wednesday caused rivers to overflow and a broken embankment, which left houses inundated with water as high as 1.2 meters in several places. Nine districts were hit by the flood, namely Asparaga, Bilato, Boliyohuto, Dungoliyo, Limboto, Limboto Barat, Tibawa, Tilango and Tolangohula.
The flood in the hospital reached an adult’s ankle.
Besides Gorontalo regency, Bone Bolango and Boalemo regencies were also hit by flood.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned about heavy rains from Oct. 25 to 27 in West Java, Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, Central Java, East Java, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Maluku, Southeast Maluku regency, West Papua and Papua. (evi)
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