Singkawang City Inundated by Floods due to Heavy Rain.


Roads and public facilities in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province, have been flooded due to heavy rains that have been pouring down the city since Saturday afternoon (27/8/2022).

"Several roads such as Jalan Alianyang, Jalan Gunung Sari and even Jalan Raya Pasir Panjang (around the Dayang Resort Restaurant) were also flooded," said Rudi, a resident of Singkawang City, Saturday afternoon. In addition to the heavy rainfall intensity factor, the height of the puddle is also thought to be due to a broken embankment.

"The levee burst was due to the recent high intensity of rainfall in Singkawang. So the water flooded the Dayang Resort area to knee-deep, where there were more tourists staying," he said.

In addition to inundating roads and hotels, the flood also submerged several facilities at the Abdul Azis Hospital Singkawang, where several access roads at the hospital were also submerged. However, said Rudi, the latest monitoring of the water level has receded somewhat. He hoped the rain would stop soon so the flood would recede quickly. Another resident, Mardi said, actually from the heavy rain on Sunday (21/8), the roads around Dayang Resort were already flooded.

Responding to this, Member of the Singkawang DPRD, Dido Sanjaya, emphasized that the Singkawang City Government must concentrate on the problem of flooding, not just focus on beautifying the city.

"According to him, the city will not be beautiful if floods continue to occur. Therefore, first put aside things that are less priority. The Singkawang City Government should solve this problem, not to mention related to the wrong spatial pattern and use of space," he said. 

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