Thursday, 10 Sya'ban 1439 / 26 April 2018

Thursday, 10 Sya'ban 1439 / 26 April 2018

Flash flood hit Bandung following incessant heavy rain

Rabu 21 March 2018 11:34 WIB

Red: Reiny Dwinanda

A car dragged by flash flood at Cicaheum, Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday (March 20).

A car dragged by flash flood at Cicaheum, Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday (March 20).

Foto: Antara/Raisan Al Farisi
The rainy season will last until May in West Java.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDUNG -- A flash flood triggered by incessant heavy rain hit Cicaheum area in Bandung City, West Java Province, on Tuesday. March was forecast to be the peak of rainy season in Bandung, Toni Agus Wijaya, head of the Bandung climatology, meteorology and geophysics office, said here, Wednesday.

The precipitation in North Bandung area reached 45 milometers as cumulonimbus cloud developed, according to a weather monitoring by a rain observation post in Lembang, West Java.

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Fire fighter officers clean up mud following flash flood that hit A.H Nasution street, Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday (March 20).

Besides, there was a sea surface temperature anomaly in West Java waters, causing clouds to develop as the sea waters became warm.

The rainy season will last until May in West Java, he added.

Meanwhile, floods had hit 11 villages and affected some 7,000 homes in Gunung Jati sub-district, Cirebon district, also in West Java Province.

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Residents clean up mud inside a prayer room (musholla) following flash flood that hit Jatihandap, Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday (March 20).

The flood waters had reached a height of up to 60 cm, Eman Sulaeman of the Cirebon disaster mitigation office, said.

The floods triggered by incessant rains caused several rivers to spill over their banks, he said.

In addition to Gunung Jati sub-district, floods had also submerged thousands of homes in the sub-districts of Susukan and Ciwaringin, he noted.

Sumber : Antara
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