The letter declaring the emergency status was signed by the Madiun district head on Wednesday (Mar 6).
"Everyone concentrates on flood victims. The district administration has established disaster command posts in every flood-affected sub-district. Community health centers are also on standby," Dawami stated here, Thursday.
A total of 35 villages in eight sub-districts in Madiun had been flooded, as Bengawan Solo River`s tributaries spilled over their banks since Tuesday (Mar 5).
The affected sub-districts were Saradan, Pilangkenceng, Balerejo, Wungu, Sawahan, Mejayan, and Wonoasri
The floodwaters have subsided significantly on Thursday morning.(*)