REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Floods submerged hundreds of houses in East Kotawaringin District in Central Kalimantan and North Musirawas District in South Sumatra.
At least 200 houses were submerged in floodwaters in Patai and Sei Ubar Mandiri villages in Cempaga Hulu Sub-district, East Kotawaringin District, Sutoyo of the East Kotawaringin District Administration, stated in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, Thursday.
Access to the two villages was cut off as the floodwaters had reached a height of up to a meter.
In North Musirawas, the floods inundated tens of villages in two sub-districts and isolated several villages over the last week.
The two affected sub-districts are Rawas Ilir and Karang Dapo, according to Zainal Arifin Daud of the North Musirawas Administration.
The floodwaters cut off roads and submerged several bridges.
Relief aid was distributed to the flood victims by speedboats and traditional boats.
Among the flood-affected villages are Mandi Angin, Beringin Makmur I, Tanjung Raja, Belani, Batu Kucing, Pauh, Pauh I, and Translok.
Several schools were also inundated, thereby preventing students from attending classes.
Some flood victims complained of a delay in receiving relief aid.