Heavy Rain Causes Floods And Landslides In Ambon, Here's The Current Condition Of Residents
Floods in Ambon/Photo: Antara

AMBON - Heavy rain that fell from Monday, July 4 to Tuesday, July 5, caused floods and landslides in several parts of Ambon City, the capital of Maluku Province.

Secretary of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Ambon City, Eva Tuhumury, quoted residents' reports which stated that the flood was still inundating residential areas in the neighborhood of RT 006 RW 001 Nania Village, Teluk Ambon District.

According to her, the flood since Monday night has inundated six houses inhabited by 34 people in Nania Village.

Floods, she continued, also reportedly hit the Passo, Hative Kecil, Batu Merah, and Skip areas.

In addition, Eva said that heavy rain caused landslides in the neighborhood of RT 003 RW 03 in Amantelu Village.

"Our officers are currently reviewing, collecting data, and providing assistance for clearing landslide materials and anticipating further landslides," she said, quoted by Antara, Tuesday, July 5.

She appealed to residents, especially those living on mountain slopes and riverbanks, to be aware of the possibility of a disaster because it was still raining.

Ambon City residents can report disaster events to the BPBD through the RT or RW environmental management or the village/state and sub-district government.

Residents can also submit reports on disaster events through the www.lapor.go.id page or send short messages to number 1708, or send reports to number 08114706999 in the AMBON format (space) MESSAGE CONTENTS.


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