Jakarta: The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said that floods still inundate several areas of Central Kalimantan Province.
"Eight districts are still inundated with various water levels, while the flood in Suling Tambun District has receded, based on the latest developments today, Tuesday, at 12.00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB)," BNPB spokesperson in a press release on Tuesday.
According to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Seruyan Regency, Monday's flooding affected more than 4,509 families or 16,459 people. They fled from their homes independently.
Moreover, the flooding also damaged more than 4,000 houses. The damaged houses were identified in nine areas, namely Seruyan Tengah, Batu Ampar, Antang Kalang, Marikit, Mentaya Hulu, Seruyan Hulu, Suling Tambun, Manjul and Danau Seluluk.
To tackle the impacts of the flooding, BPBD is coordinating with the local leaders and local police heads. The agency is also conducting field checks and urging the public to be vigilant.
"The Seruyan Regent is preparing to determine the emergency status," the spokesperson stated.