Heavy Downpour Triggers Flooding in Cilacap

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Seorang warga sedang berjalan di Jalan Kendeng, Kelurahan Sidanegara, Kecamatan Cilacap Tengah, Kabupaten Cilacap, yang tergenang banjir, Sabtu (7/10/2017) pagi. (Foto: ANTARAJATENG.COM/Sumarwoto)

Cilacap, ANTARA JATENG - Heavy downpour has triggered flooding in Cilacap District, Central Java Province, on Saturday, according to Teguh Wardoyo, head of the Cilacap meteorology, climatology, and geophysics office.

"According to the daily measurement of precipitation at the Cilacap meteorology station, at 7 a.m. local time, 171.6 millimeters of rainfall was received, which is categorized as heavy, as it is above 150 millimeters per day," he noted here, Saturday.

The Tunggul Wulung Airport, Jeruklegi Sub-district, Cilacap District, received 298 millimeters of rainfall on Saturday morning.

Heavy rains have caused flooding in the villages of Kawunganten and Kalijeruk in Kawunganten Sub-district; the Ketapang residential area, Sutomo Street, and Kendeng Street in Cilacap Town; and a part of the South Cilacap Sub-district.

Wardoyo has called on the local inhabitants to remain vigilant to the possibility of flooding, as Cilacap is currently experiencing rainy season.

The Cilacap disaster mitigation officers have distributed relief aid and helped to move several flood victims to higher ground using rubber boats.
Editor: Sumarwoto