Antara, Jakarta – The floods that have submerged several areas in Aceh Tamiang District, Aceh Province, over the past few days have prompted 23,380 residents to evacuate to higher ground, according to the Aceh Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBA).
"In total, 12 sub-districts in Aceh Tamiang are flooded," BPBA chief Ilyas said on Saturday night.
Aceh Tamiang has experienced floods since Wednesday (November 2, 2022) on account of heavy rainfall. In several areas, the floodwaters have reached a height of 1.5 meters.
"The provisional data show the floods have affected 63,367 residents or 18,729 families, with 23,380 residents or 7,073 families of them taking refuge," Ilyas informed.
Flood victims are being sheltered at hundreds of evacuee command posts, he said.
Spokesperson for the Aceh provincial administration, Muhammad MTA, said that the floods in Aceh have spread to the districts of Aceh Tamiang, Aceh Singkil, and South Aceh.