Thousands of houses flooded in Indonesia's East Java

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JAKARTA, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of houses are still submerged by floods in Indonesia's East Java province but the waters have been receding and a number of evacuees have returned home, according to the National Disaster Management Agency on Saturday.

The agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said the floods are still inundating houses in Pasuruan district.

"The water level now is around 20 to 50 centimeters high. Yesterday it reached 80 centimeters high," Jati noted.

He said it rained heavily on Friday, causing the Wrati, Patuk, and Kedung Larangan rivers to overflow.

As of Friday 11,880 people had been displaced, and some have returned homes now.

On Saturday, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency said that there were two tropical cyclones namely 90S in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra Island and 99S in the Savu Sea, East Nusa Tenggara.

"Both the tropical cyclones will strengthen in the next 24 hours," the agency's deputy for Meteorology Guswanto said.

The agency warned of heavy rainstorms and strong winds in most parts of Indonesia for the next week. Enditem

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