Indonesia - Flash flood and landslide in Aceh and Banten (DG ECHO, IFRC, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 May 2020)

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  • In Aceh, heavy and intense rain continued. Another flash floods occurred at least in 5 subdistricts. At least 25 families, 89 people were displaced. 31 houses were severely damaged, and 26 were moderately damaged. Several roads and one bridge remain inundated and inaccessible.
  • Local authorities provided initial support and rescue teams are deployed. However, inaccessibility and lack of communication network hindered the assessment and response in the affected areas.
  • In Banten, a downpour lasting from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning led to floods and submerged at least 96 houses in three villages in the district. The local government warned risk of landslides due to high-intensity rainfall.
  • The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a warning of extreme weather in several parts of Indonesia last week. BMKG initially forecasted the rainy season to end in April and now reported that it would stretch to May in Jakarta and June in other parts of Java. Other areas include Aceh, Riau, Riau Islands, Bengkulu, South Sumatra, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi and several parts of Kalimantan were also warned of extreme weather.