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South Sulawesi village inundated, isolated for two months following flash flood

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 15, 2020   /   08:14 am
South Sulawesi village inundated, isolated for two months following flash flood Two months after being hit by a flash flood, Wara village in North Luwu, South Sulawesi is still inundated by water on Sept. 14, 2020. (Kompas.com/Muh. Amran Amir)

Wara village in North Luwu regency, South Sulawesi has reportedly been inundated for two months as a reservoir in the neighborhood was damaged by a flash flood on July 13. 

“An embankment located in neighboring Lembang-Lembang village was broken, causing an inundation up to 1 meter high in our village,” Wara village head Basruddin said on Monday.

The situation has further isolated the village from the rest of North Luwu regency.

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Residents of Wara can only reach other areas by riding a motorboat to get staple food and clean water, among other essentials. They have to pay Rp 10,000 (67 US cents) for a motorboat ticket. 

The residents hope the authorities will soon help them with the flooding, as well as distribute food and medicines to the village.

“Some volunteers sent us aid, but we are running out of it. We cannot carry out any activities in the village [to fulfill our daily needs] due to the prolonged inundation,” Basruddin added, as reported by kompas.com. (vny)