Landslide is the most frequently occurring natural disaster in October – December 2014, with 188 events, which took at least 171 lives. Landslide in Banjarnegara District of Central Java on 12 December claimed 97 lives, 11 others missing, 14 persons injured and at least 1,397 persons displaced.
Incidences of hydro-meteorological disasters increase significantly
Call for more early warning system following landslides in Banjarnegara
2,443 people (795) families remain displaced at IDP sites by Mt. Sinabung eruption
• Flash floods in West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) over 23-25 Jan,
• One casualty, 21 affected villages, 2600 damaged houses, 7836 displaced people.
Between mid-Dec and mid-Jan, heavy seasonal rains and strong winds affected large parts of Malaysia causing severe and extensive flooding in Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan. In addition to the three most affected states, four other states in Peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Johor,
Selangor and Perlis States) and one state in East Malaysia (Sabah) also experienced floods due to the heavy rainfalls.
Storm Mekkhala affected Region V, VII and VIII. The government has evacuated 114,591 people as pre-emptive measures. As of now, only 420 people are still served inside evacuation centre.
The incident also claimed for 2 deaths.
Nong Ruea District in Khon Kaen Province experienced drought. The government supplied clean water to help 500 families in the area.
Indra Harsaputra, The Jakarta Post, Surabaya | Archipelago | Mon, January 26 2015, 9:16 AM
The East Java provincial administration has declared an extraordinary situation (KLB) status over an outbreak of dengue fever, which has hit 1,054 patents, 25 of whom have died, in 38 regencies and cities.
The head of the Provincial Health Agency, Harsono, said that the KLB status was effective for 11 regions in the province.
Incessant rain since Thursday has inundated at least 36 locations across Jakarta.
"The level of rivers is safe, but 36 locations are inundated," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.
He said the water volume of the Ciliwung, Karet, Krukut, Pesanggrahan, Angke, Cipinang and Sunter rivers, was normal despite the heavy rain.
However, parts of the capital city were inundated due to the poor drainage system, he said.
Flood occurred in Tebing Tinggi and Langkat, North Sumatra Province and affected more than 7,800 families. (http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/794) In Pidie, flood inundated 4,000 houses and 10,000 ha of agriculture areas and fish ponds. (http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/793)
Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan | Archipelago | Sat, January 17 2015, 11:35 AM
Hundreds of hectares of rice fields and horticultural plots in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, were reported to have been destroyed by floods.
On Friday, floods in the regency continued to expand to a number of other districts following heavy downpours over the area since Thursday afternoon.
Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Archipelago | Mon, January 19 2015, 9:46 AM
Hundreds of residents displaced by a landslide in Jemblung hamlet in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, are running out of patience as they wait to move to reloca-tion areas as promised by the government.
Indonesia has witnessed an increasing impact of natural disasters to the population in the past years. In the efforts to improving decision making process to avoid the negative impact of natural disasters becoming man-made disasters, information management plays a pivotal role. Various relevant stakeholders need to be more prepared on managing data and information. Well managed data and information will help calibrate the response and coordinate the influx of aid to ensure timely and efficiency of assistance to those who need help most.
Heavy rain from Sunday until 4 a.m. on Monday has triggered floods in several places in Bae and Mejobo districts in Kudus regency, Central Java. The flooding was to a depth of 25 cm and entered a number of school compounds.
To ensure students were not trapped by subsequent floods, as happened last year, some schools decided to close on Monday and hundreds of students were sent home.
Suherdjoko, The Jakarta Post, Demak, Central Java | Archipelago | Wed, January 14 2015, 10:03 AM
Floods hit five villages in Karangawen district in Demak regency, Central Java, on Tuesday, engulfing around 55 hectares of rice and corn crops and fish ponds.
More than 100 homes were also swamped by the floods, as was the Semarang-Grobogan highway, rendering it only passable by trucks.
Indra Budiari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Jakarta | Wed, January 14 2015, 10:59 AM
As many as 416 officers from the Jakarta Police held a flood response drill on Tuesday on the banks of the Ciliwung River, near Kampung Pulo, East Jakarta, an area subject to annual flooding.
A number of canoes, inflatable boats and wooden rafts were deployed to the riverbanks for the simulation, with hundreds of local residents watching.
http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/791 High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Rokan Hilir, Province of Riau. About 11,880 people were affected and nearly 2,000 houses were inundated.
http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/792 Flood submerged several subdistricts in Manado, South Sulawesi Province affecting more than 3,000 people.
Displaced people living around the erupting Mountain Sinabung of North Sumatra have complained that they have not received any assistance from the government, including the help promised by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
“We are not categorized as refugees any longer. That’s why we did not receive any assistance and are banned from living in the shelters,” Erwina Meliala, 43, told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.
Flash floods destroyed at least three houses and engulfed dozens of houses in Balukang I and Balukang II villages in North Sojol district, Donggala regency, Central Sulawesi, on Saturday night.
“Three houses were damaged. But with the rain still pouring, more houses could be destroyed,” Abdul Aziz told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.
Aziz said the flood occurred when a river near Bode village overflowed. It had been heavily raining there since Saturday morning.
Coastal communities living in archipelago countries and small island states in Asia are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of hydro-meteorological hazards such as storms, droughts, landslides, and floods. Environmental degradation such as deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, soil erosion, and climate change, as well as social factors such as poverty and inequality, further compound their exposure to such hazards and make these communities extremely vulnerable to disasters.
Flood in Pahang, Kelantan, Perak and Terengganu has affected more than 70,000 people. (http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/777)
Tropical Storm Jangmi has caused 66 death and affected more than 500,000 people. (http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/776)