Indonesia - Floods and landslides (BMKG, BNPB) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 March 2021)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting central Indonesia (in particular Java, and Sulawesi Islands) since 23 March, causing floods and landslides that have resulted in evacuations and damage.

  • The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reports as of 26 March, 11 evacuated people and 53 affected people in Batu City (Malang Regency, East Java Province) due to a landslide. In addition, BNPB reports 1,490 affected people and around 315 damaged houses across North Gorontalo Regency (Gorontalo Province) due to floods.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over most of Indonesia, including the already affected Provinces.