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Dozens Kundur Flood Victims Children Need Milk

Written By Kepri Online on Monday, January 31, 2011 | 23:44

An Elementary School in Kundur Flooded
Dozens of children under five victims of flooding in the village of Tanjungsari, Kundur district, Karimun regency, Riau Islands Province need milk.

''Children under five years old need milk because supplies run out since the floods hit three days ago,''said Kholik, refugee coordinator posts Tanjungsari Akbar Mosque, Monday.

Kholik said at least there are 30 children who until now have not received the help of milk. The Cildren was with his family occupied the post of emergency, some sleeping on the terrace of the mosque.

The refugees, including children, sleep with a jacket as a blanket that was sent aid local Social Services still stuck in Tanjungbatu, Kundur.

In addition to a toddler, in the post evacuation was also occupied by 89 children from 15 heads of households (HH).

''Many residents who fled in his brother's house, about 277 people who are citizens of RT 01 RW 15,''he said.

Until the third day, the height of standing water in the village is still high, more than 50 centimeters and even in some locations are still waist-high adults.

While in the village of Tanjungsusup also in the same condition. In this village residents at least 50 houses submerged by the number of refugees who were evacuated at one store house about 7 families or about 30 inhabitants.

Water settles

Chairman RT 03 RW 15 Tanjungsusup, Bakhtiar expect local governments dismantle the sluice gates at Parit Jepun. The small water hole resulted in the water settles, so flooded settlements.

''The height of water increases due to rain every day,''he said.

Jepun trench sluice is a water channel extending Tanjungsari and Lubuk and across the Kebunn Pinang, Kampung Fajar Baru and ending at Dwikora. The width of the trench is only about six feet with a depth of two meters.

Chief of Kundur district, Ramli said, in addition to Tanjung Sari and Tanjung Susup, flooding also occurred in Batu Putih, Kebun Pinang, Sungai Sebesi and Sungai Ungar.

''Floods worst in Tanjungsari and Tanjungsusup, the water reached chest height of adults, while other locations calf-high height of adults,''he said.

Number of houses submerged, further he reached 169 unir. He claims to have coordinated with local governments to fix the drainage.

''Jepun Trenches water channels will be dredged and widened in the near future, with a length of 4.5 kilometers,''he added. (source : kepri.antaranews.com)

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1 comment:

mannoy said...

The weather nowadays is becoming really bad.
Nature's revenge.


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