SEMARANG - Floods have flooded dozens of homes in the city of Semarang. Heavy rain that hit the area since yesterday afternoon until yesterday evening was the cause of these floods which were mixed with mud as well. The flood originated from the Kaligarang river, which was already at a high level because of the heavy rainfall. The worst flood occurred in the sub-sub-district of Sukorejo in sub-district Gunungpati. Floodwaters here reached up to one meter. A part of the residents, mainly elderly and children, had to evacuate themselves to a mosque.
The flood also flooded the Elementary School Sukorejo 2. According to local residents the floods started to came up around 18:00 local time (GMT+7). Because the water level kept on rising during Wednesday evening, residents were prepared for more to come. At the end the water level stabilized because the intensity of the rain decreased. Residents are now left with mud in their houses as well.