Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015
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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During the past week, strong winds, heavy rain and hail continued to affect various parts of Myanmar. The Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported over 64,500 people have been affected with over 23,300 houses damaged. It is expected that heavy rainfall will continue in the coming days heightening the risk of landslides in Chin and Kachin states.
MYANMAR According to the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), over 58,000 people have been affected and 21 people killed by strong winds, hail and heavy rains in various parts of the country since 19 April. The severe weather destroyed 1,900 houses and damaged a further 20,000 homes. Authorities are continuing to validate the impact of the disaster. The RRD is providing cash assistance and relief items to households whose homes were destroyed or damaged.
By Paulus Enggal, IFRC Indonesia
Misnawati Dewi, 45, could only stare in shock from the second floor of her two-storey home in East Jakarta as floodwaters inundated the ground level. The situation was a grim reminder of the floods which struck Jakarta in 2007, when she almost lost her oldest son to the surging waters.
“Flooding has become a part of our lives here, since we settled down in Jakarta 25 years ago,” she said. "Usually, if it starts to rain in the morning and continues for a long time we will start to move our valuables to the second floor.”
- 72 districts in 21 Provinces in the north and northeast of Thailand experienced heavy storm during the week. The affected provinces included Chiang Rai, Loei, Chaiyapoom and Mukdahan Provinces. Based on the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), about 2,600 houses were damaged in by the incident.
Flood submerged many areas in Karawang, West Java Province. Nearly 4,000 people were affect.
Indonesia The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in many areas in Indonesia. In Sampang, East Java Province, flood submerged 3,000 houses. Another incident of also affecting 2,000 houses in Luwu, South Sulawesi Province. Local news agencies also reported that flood has inundated hundreds of houses in Muara Enim, South Sumatra Province and flashflood occurred in Kerinci, Jambi Province.
- An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude occurred in Bengkulu and damaged 40 houses.
- High intensity rainfall caused flooding in Sungai Penuh, Jambi Province. Floodwaters reached a height of 60 cm forcing citizens to leave their homes. 100 houses were submerged and 100 families were evacuated.
- Landslides in District Jrengik, Sampang, Madura, East Java have affected 1000 people.
The monsoon season in Indonesia usually lasts from November to March of the following year. In early February, the heavy rainfall resulted in serious flooding in Bangka Belitung, forcing over 4,000 residents to evacuate. In early March, another rainfall caused more serious floods in Bandung, affecting 5,900 families equal to about 24,000 people.
High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in West Sumatra Province. In Padang City, the flood has caused 1 death and submerged about 11,500 houses. Morevover, flood also inundated 1,800 houses in Padang Pariaman Distict.
Flood in Nabire, Papua Province has affected 7,800 people.
Flood also affected Cirebon, West Java Province. Media said that around 2,000 houses were submerged by the flood.
In Sarolangun District, Jambi Province, flood has affected 300 houses.
• Heavy rain affected several areas of the country over the last two weeks, especially the north-western and south-western provinces, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 23 March, there were 121 dead, 127 people injured, 857 homes damaged.
• Heavy rain affected the provinces of Central Java and West Sumatra over the last few days, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 23 March, national authorities reported two dead, several injured and several homes damaged.
◾Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Sumatra island, especially the province of West Sumatra, over the last few days causing floods. Approx. 370 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Padang (West Sumatra province) and 114 mm in Bengkulu (Bengkulu province) over 21-22 March.
◾Local media report one person dead, hundreds evacuated and hundreds affected in the city of Padang, as of 23 March early morning (UTC).
◾Over the next 24 h moderate rainfall may still affect the island of Sumatra, including the already affected areas.
Indonesia - The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Ketapang and Sanggau Districts, West Kalimantan Province. Based on the local authority report, 760 families were affected in Ketapang and 25 families in Sanggau. Assistance has been provided by the local authority and other responding organisation. - Flood also affected Tasikmalaya District, West Java Province. Based on the local disaster management agency (BPBD), the flood has submerged 500 houses and 150 ha of paddy fields. 633 families were also affected by the incident.
Heavy rain affected the regency of Makeland (Central Java province) on 20 March causing floods.
National authorities report one dead, several injured and several homes damaged, as of 21 March early morning (UTC).
Over the next 24 h moderate with locally heavy rain may still affect the province of Central Java, including the already affected area.
A month after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, the Government-led response has delivered life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people. The first round of emergency food distributions reached more than 370,000 people and access to safe drinking water has been restored for 150,000 people. An additional 100,000 people still need water assistance.
Temporary learning spaces have enabled classes to resume in 95 schools. A State of Natural Disaster was extended for another month.
Floods hit large parts of Bandung regency after the water level had dropped.
Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, and Bojongsoang, surrounded by floods and the water level reaches 30-250 cm.
Flooding widespread in the district of Rancaengkek and cutting off the Garut - Bandung route. 13 thousand residents affected by flooding still survive in refugee camps.
2 People Died and 3 people missing, 13,000 people displaced. A total of 5,900 families / 24,000 inhabitants affected by the floods.
• Flooding by the overflow of Citarum river is caused by heavy rain that happened since Tuesday (08/03/2016) to Sunday (03/13/2016) morning.
• Floods soak 15 regions in Bandung regency.
• 2 People Died and 3 people missing, 3,000 people displaced. A total of 5,900 families / 24,000 inhabitants affected by the floods.
• Refugees started to suffer from the diseases in the evacuation.
Flooding by the overflow of Citarum river is caused by heavy rain that happened since Tuesday (08/03/2016) to Sunday (03/13/2016) morning.
Floods soak 15 regions in Bandung regency.
2 People Died and 3 people missing, 3,000 people displaced. A total of 5,900 families / 24,000 inhabitants affected by the floods.
March 15, 2016, flood condition in Bandung regency slowly began to recede. Weather in the area of Bandung regency looks bright.
Over 1.2 million people are in need of food assistance in Indonesia as a drought-related food crisis has been affecting most of the country since August 2015. El Niño meant that the rainy season did not start in December as expected: after a short period of average rain in the first days of January, rainfall returned to well below-average in February.
BNPB reported that in February 2016 alone, 286 disasters occurred with flood being the most common followed by landslide, whirlwinds and flash flood. Resulting a total of 31 deaths, and at least 446,197 people affected.