SIDOARJO - An emergency withholding dam at point 61 in the village of Gempolsari, Tanggulangin in Sidoarjo breached earlier today. Before, the dam was used as an alternative route for the villages of Gempolsari, Ketapang and Renokenogo. The dam breached after heavy rain lashed the area for a few days. The heavy rains also cause a debit of water to enter the Tanggulangin Sejahtera housing complex.
The emergency dam breached over a length of three meters which caused water to enter the area behind the dam with high force. The villages of Renokenongo and Glagaharum are closest to the breach. At another point, in the village of Sengon near Renokenongo, water is pushed through the emergency dam there. This causes the alternative route to the three villages to be obstructed, they are now cut off from the rest of the world.