The Jakarta Post, Gorontalo | Mon, 12/29/2008 9:39 AM
Limboto lake has overflowed and submerged several villages in Gorontalo regency of North Sulawesi, forcing residents to find evacute themselves, kompas.com reported on Monday.
The water of between 50 centimeter and 1.5 meter has inundated residents' homes in Dembe and Lekobalo villages of the regency, while heavy rain has poured down the locations since Saturday.
Meri, a resident from Lekobalo, said on Monday that she and her family had to move to neighbors home located in higher place.
“We have expected that the water level will get high and take a long time to decline,” she said.
Meanwhile, residents in Tabumela and Tualango have suffered from some illnesses during the flood inundating their homes in the past two months. Some of them said that they were experiencing diarrhea and itching and did not go for sails to catch fishes.
“Due to our diseases, we find it difficult to earn money. We hope the local administration will provide aids to help us,” said resident Abdul. (ewd)