Indonesia - Flash floods (BNPB, BMKG, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 December 2019)

  • Heavy rain in west Sumatra and central Sulawesi have caused floods, resulting in fatalities and damage.

  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 2 people died, 60 families have been displaced, 707 people affected and 57 houses damaged following flash floods in Sigi Regency (Central Sulawesi Province). 5,000 people have been displaced and 1,000 homes flooded in South Solok Regency (West Sumatra).

  • More heavy rain is forecast across the affected provinces over the next 24 hours.