Dozens of villages in Demak Regency were affected by tidal floods, the water level reached 100 centimeters.

- Rabu, 17 Mei 2023 | 07:17 WIB
Banjir rob menerjang pesisir Kabupaten Demak, Jawa Tengah, sejak Minggu, 14 Mei 2023 (
Banjir rob menerjang pesisir Kabupaten Demak, Jawa Tengah, sejak Minggu, 14 Mei 2023 (

Baca Gitu Loh - Central Java, Indonesia - Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Demak Regency, Central Java (Central Java), noted that there were dozens of villages in four sub-districts in Demak which were hit by tidal floods since Friday-Tuesday (12-16/5/2023). Of the dozens of villages that were most severely affected by Rob in the Sayung District area with a water level reaching 100 centimeters (cm).

Based on data from the BPBD Demak Pusdalops, Tuesday (5/16/2023), four sub -districts that are still experiencing the phenomenon of tidal floods are currently in Sayung District, Karangtengah District, Bonang District, and Wedung District. The height of the tidal flood varies from 20 cm to the most severe reaching 100 cm.

"It's quite severe in Sayung in Sriwula, Bedono, TensiSloko, Sidogemah, and Surodadi. Then in Bonang in Margolinduk, Morodemak, and Purworejo, "said the Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Demak Regency, Agus Nugroho.

In detail, dozens of villages affected by tidal floods namely in the north of Sayung are in Sriwulan, Purwosari, Bedono, TensiSloko, Sidogemah, Surodadi, Banjarsari, Sidorejo, Tugu, Gemulak. While in the south is in Sayung, Loreng, Tambakroto and Kalisari.

Then in Karangtengah is in Tambakbabuan and Wonoagung. While in Bonang there are in Margolinduk, Morodemak, Purworejo, Tridonorejo and Gebang. Finally in Wedung is in the village of Wedung (Hamlet Siklepi, Onggojoyo), Kedungmutih and Babalan.

When asked about the steps or anticipation that BPBD Demak will take to overcome routine phenomena every year, Agus claimed he could not do much. Because, this authority is actually in the hands of the Central Java Provincial Government (Pemprov) and the central government.

"Actually, the problem of tidal floods is already the authority of the provincial government and the central government, it is not a portion of the Demak Regency Government," he admitted.

Semarang-Demak toll road
BPBD Demak also appealed to the public to be careful of tidal floods that still haunt for the next few days. Specifically, when the water rises, which starts at 13.00 WIB until 19.00 WIB.

Meanwhile, residents of Sayung Lor Village, Sayung District, Ibrahim, 37, said that the tidal floods that occurred in the last two years were completely different than the previous year or before the Semarang-Demak toll road. Previously, tidal floods were only as high as ankles but lately could almost knee-length adults.

"Almost knee -length [water level]. Anyway, since there is a toll that starts frequently. Previously rare or for example this was not this bad. In addition, there is also a road improvement, wow, it is more bad at this afternoon, "Ibrahim explained.

Ibrahim hopes that the Semarang-Demak Toll Road which was previously predicted as a prevention of rob can be completely realized. Because, the phenomenon of tidal floods that occur every day really bother the surrounding and outside Demak people who also crossed the Semarang-Demak Pantura road.

"The hope is what he said the sea embankment was truly a embankment, really fulfilled according to the use. So that the countermeasures become real [true] proven, "hoped the father of two children. ***

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Editor: Rahmat Hidayat.


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