Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Oct 2018Ongoing
Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially Sumatra Island, causing flash floods and triggering landslides. As of 15 October, 21 people have died, ten more are missing and 500 homes were damaged in the provinces of North and West Sumatra. Three bridges were brought down in West Pasaman district in North Sumatra. Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with locally heavy rain may affect several areas of the country, including Sumatra Island. (ECHO, 15 Oct 2018)
On 21 October 2018, heavy rains triggered flash floods in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province. These floods occur in the midst of the emergency response to the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction, and where 220,000 people remain displaced. (OCHA, 22 Oct 2018)
On 3 November, heavy rains with strong winds hit Bojonegoro District in East Java Province. BPBD reported that one person was injured and a number of houses were damaged by the winds and rain. On the same day, continuous heavy rains for three hours in Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province, triggered floods and fallen trees in Merden and Danareja villages. BPBD reported that flood water of up to 50 cm inundated farms and plantations as well as some residential areas. Electricity was cut off in some of the affected areas and there were no reports of any casualties. (OCHA, 5 Nov 2018)
On 7 and 9 November, heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in West and North Sumatera provinces. In total, two people were reported killed, 100 households were displaced, nearly 100 houses destroyed, as well as roads and bridges damaged. (OCHA, 12 Nov 2018)
As of 6 December, heavy rains and whirlwinds in Bogor City resulted in the death of one person and damaged 50 houses. BPBD, military, police and TAGANA (volunteers from the Ministry of Social Affairs) provided support to affected people. On the same day, an overflowing river in Kempo sub-district, West Nusa Tenggara Province inundated 120 houses and resulted in five people being injured. As of 8 December, heavy rains caused floods and landslides in Pacitan, East Java Province, and four people have been reported missing. A further four people have reportedly died due to flooding and landslides in Bali. Flooding in Semarang city also inundated 375 households in residential areas close to the river banks. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2018)
On 13 December, landslides occurred in Pintu Pohan District, North Sumatera Province following heavy rains across much of the country. Eight people were killed and two more were injured. Two people are still missing. A number of houses have also been destroyed. (OCHA, 17 Dec 2018)
On 1 January 2019, torrential rain has caused a landslide that buried dozens of homes in a village in West Java. At least 15 people have been killed and dozens more are missing. More than 500 rescuers were sent to the area accordingly to disaster agency. (Deutsche Welle, 1 Jan 2019)
As of 6 January 2019, the SAR team continued to make efforts to search for landslide victims in Sukabumi District in West Java. The joint SAR team found 64 people survived, 31 people died, 2 people were missing and 3 people were injured. (AHA Centre, 6 Jan 2019)
Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Makassar, southern Sulawesi and the surrounding area. The floods caused the loss of life of at least 6 people, while 10 are reported missing. Partners report damage to private and public properties. (ECHO, 23 Jan 2019)
Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge, has been affecting central and eastern Indonesia over the last three days, triggering flooding and landslides. As of 25 January at 8.00 UTC, 30 people are reportedly dead and 25 more missing in South Sulawesi Province. More than 3 000 people were evacuated across South Sulawesi Province, including in Makassar, and a major highway closed. Storm surges have also been affecting Bali, leading to the temporary closure of several beaches (ECHO, 25 Jan 2019)
As of 27 January, floods and landslides in South Sulawesi Province affected 188 villages in 13 districts, with 68 people known to have died, seven people missing, and 47 people injured. More than 6,750 people have been displaced, as 550 houses were damaged and 5,200 houses flooded. There has been significant damage to infrastructure with bridges, roads, markets, schools and other public facilities damaged. Prior to this flooding incident, six people had died, four were injured and 10 still missing following flash flooding in Gowa District, South Sulawesi on 22 January. More than 2,000 people were displaced to 13 IDP sites. 68 people killed (OCHA 28 Jan 2019)
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By Arya Dipa
Heavy rains in Bandung, West Java and its surrounding areas on Saturday night caused the dam holding the Cinambo River in Pasar Jati, Bandung regency to burst, resulting in flooding that claimed three lives.
The flooding hit residential areas in Cigending subdistrict, Ujungberung district and several houses in the Endah regency complex, where eight people were dragged away by the strong currents.
The Bandung search and rescue (SAR) office said three people, including a baby, had been declared dead, while five people had been rescued.
by Ian Morse | ianjmorse | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 8 February 2019 01:00 GMT
Provincial governor blames a recent dam failure and fatal floods on land conversion for farming and mining, and vows to tighten regulations
MAKASSAR, Indonesia, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Indonesian city of Makassar, where the rainy season often brings floods, Hasriani didn't worry when a day-long downpour last month saw water rise to her knees by the time she had picked up her children from school for afternoon prayers.
Since the beginning of January, approximately 3,700 people have been temporarily displaced in four townships of Shan State as a result of armed conflict between ethic armed groups, and other security incidents. This includes some 300 people who were displaced in Kunlong Township of Shan State in the past week. As of 2 February, most of the displaced people have returned to their places of origin, while some 800 people remain displaced in Hsipaw and Kunlong townships.
3,700 people temporarily displaced
Regional Summary (Week 5)
Flooding continued to affect the region until the end of January. Seismic activities were also detected; most notably in Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra in Indonesia, being the most active this week, recording five (5) tremors of at least M5.0.
Due to extensive rainfall in Medan City, North Sumatra and in the mountains and upstream, flooding affected four sub-districts, thousands of persons, and displacing more than a hundred.
Heavy rain in the northern part of Bali triggered a landslide on 29 January in Mengening Village (Kubutambahan district, north of Buleleng Regency), killing four people.
Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are forecast over Bali.
- Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surges, have been affecting central and eastern Indonesia over the past week, triggering floods and landslides.
- According to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), as of 28 January at 8.00 UTC, 59 are dead, 25 people are missing and 47 injured. 3 481 people were evacuated and a total of 6 596 people affected across South Sulawesi Province. 79 buildings were damaged, 4 857 houses flooded, as well as 10 bridges and 22 schools damaged.
- Over the next 48 hours, moderate rain is forecast over Sulawesi Island.
Regional Summary (Week 4)
Flooding affected the south-eastern portion of the region, displacing thousands in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Seismic activities were also detected in the region; most notably in the West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia, being the most active this week, recording seven (7) tremors of at least M5.0.
There was a deadly flooding and landslide in South Sulawesi, Indonesia which started on 22 Jan 2019 (more information on the next page).
Twenty people were killed and 112 others wounded when two bombs exploded in a cathedral in Jolo,
Sulu in the southern Philippines on 27 January. The blasts, which used improvised explosive devices, occurred as churchgoers were attending mass, with the second exploding as government forces responded to the initial blast. The attack came a week after a plebiscite ratified the Bangsamoro Organic Law that will create a regional government to replace the current Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao.
20 people killed
Due to heavy and non-stop rainfall in South Sulawesi area from Monday, 21 January 2019, the water volume in Bili-Bili water reservoir increased up to 101.9 metres from normal level. According to South Sulawesi province government head of public relations, this water level escalation is indicated as alert-status. Therefore, on the next day (Tuesday, 22 January) the government decided to open the Bili-bili reservoir spillway to normalize the water volume in the reservoir.
Floods and landslides that hit 12 regencies and one city across South Sulawesi last week have killed at least 68 people and displaced about 6,700 others, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Sunday.
Heavy rains that have been hitting some parts of South Sulawesi since last Monday caused floods in at least 71 subdistricts in 12 regencies and one city in the province, triggering landslides and cutting off road access in several areas.
- The National Disaster Management Organisation of Indonesia, Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), is currently responding to the situation.
- Since 24 January 2019, AHA Centre has been closely monitoring the event on the DMRS.
- Based on official figures provided by BNPB, a total of 106 villages, spread across 61 subdistricts in 13 districts (Map above), in South Sulawesi were affected.
- According to official figures, the death toll has raised to 59 dead, while 25 people are missing and 47 injured. A total of 106 villages were affected in South Sulawesi and 3 481 people displaced.
- Floods have receded in several areas.
- The joint Search and Rescue team continues to evacuate, search and rescue victims.
- As continuous rain is forecasted for the remainder of the month, more floods are anticipated in several parts of Indonesia.
Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge, has been affecting central and eastern Indonesia over the last three days, triggering flooding and landslides.
As of 25 January at 8.00 UTC, 30 people are reportedly dead and 25 more missing in South Sulawesi Province. More than 3 000 people were evacuated across South Sulawesi Province, including in Makassar, and a major highway closed. Storm surges have also been affecting Bali, leading to the temporary closure of several beaches.
- At least 25 people are reported missing
- More than 3,000 have been forced to leave their homes
- South Sulawesi's Governor said siltation of the dam and deforestation of the upstream watershed worsened the floods
Floods and landslides in a central Indonesian province hit by torrential rain this week have killed 30 people and left more than two dozen missing, the national disaster agency said.
Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Makassar, southern Sulawesi and the surrounding area. The floods caused the loss of life of at least 6 people, while 10 are reported missing. Partners report damage to private and public properties.
DG ECHO's humanitarian partners are monitoring the situation and have activated their response contingency plans.
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Regional Summary (Week 3)
Hydro-meteorological hazards composed all reported disasters, but geophysical hazards have reported activities in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Two (2) flooding events occurred in Indonesia, while the Philippines has ongoing operations due to a tropical cyclone.