Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015

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Torrential rains over 12-16 November 2015 caused flooding in several locations in West Java, Central Java, West Sumatra and Jakarta. One person died in Bogor from electrocution and thousands of houses were inundated, although without significant damage. (OCHA, 16 Nov 2015 )

Landslides in Bengkulu Province on 3 December have killed 18 people. A further two people were killed in landslides in North Sumatra Province on 1 December. (OCHA, 8 Dec 2015)

Flooding from 8-13 December has affected around 21,000 households (78,000 people) and dozens of bridges in several districts in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province. Local authorities have reported no casualties, and have provided relief assistance to those displaced. (OCHA, 14 Dec 2015)

Between 28 and 31 January 2016, flooding was reported in both Sumatra and Java. Approximately 2,600 houses were inundated for days and at least six bridges connecting villages in Aceh were damaged. This is in addition to the 4,900 houses that were inundated the previous week and where water has now receded. (OCHA, 1 Feb 2016)

Heavy rains that have been pounding the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia, since 7 February, have caused significant floods and landslides, killing at least 5 people, damaging more than 7,100 houses and displacing or isolating at least 12,000 families. As well as causing a substantial humanitarian impact, the floods have rendered some villages inaccesible, due to damaged bridges or blocked roads, and submerged public facilities including health centres and schools. Based on preliminary information, some 14,400 families (around 55,900 people) have been affected across 5 provinces. These numbers are likely to increase over the coming days since ongoing heavy rains could potentially bring additional flooding and potential landslides. (IFRC, 12 Feb 2016)

Heavy rain affected the provinces of Central Java and West Sumatra in March, causing floods and landslides.As of 23 March, national authorities reported two dead, several injured and several homes damaged. (ECHO, 23 Mar 2016)

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